Process Intensification in Chemical Engineering


The application of the concept intensification in process system engineering is most often characterized by a significant reduction in plant volume, production costs, and waste generation. Additional large improvements are achieved, even by orders of magnitude, in process performance and efficiency reducting environmental pollution problems. In recent years, process intensification has attracted considerable academic interest as a potential means for process improvement and to meet the increasing demands for a sustainable production. A variety of intensified operations developed in academia and industry creates a large number of options to potentially improve the process. However, the task for identifying the optimal set of feasible solutions for process intensification may take considerable resources. Hence, a synthesis tool to systematically achieve the process intensification would potentially assist in the generation and evaluation of process options. Currently, several process design tools with a clear focus on specific process intensification tasks exist. Therefore, this course covers current topics for the design,optimization, and control in the context of process intensification.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

1. Identify the fundamentals of intensification of chemical-technological processes by physical methods of exposure, taking into account the chemical and physical-chemical properties of processed materials, environmental standards and resource conservation;

2. Define modern methods of experimental and theoretical studies of processes and the physicochemical properties of the processed materials;

3. Design solutions related to the modernization of technological equipment for carrying out chemical and technological processes by physical methods of exposure, with measures to improve operational characteristics, increase environmental safety and save resources;

4. Prepare and organize research work in the field of developing the foundations of innovative technologies based on chemical-technological processes by physical methods of exposure