The successful implementation of greener chemical processes relies not only on the development of more efficient catalysts for synthetic chemistry but also, and as importantly, on the development of reactor and separation technologies which can deliver enhanced processing performance in a safe, cost-effective and energy efficient manner. Process intensification has emerged as a promising field which can effectively tackle the challenges of significant process enhancement, whilst also offering the potential to diminish the environmental impact presented by the chemical industry.
Following an introduction to process intensification and the principles of green chemistry, this book presents a number of intensified technologies which have been researched and developed, including case studies to illustrate their application to green chemical processes.
Topics covered include:
• Intensified reactor technologies: spinning disc reactors, microreactors, monolith reactors, oscillatory flow reactors, cavitational reactors
• Combined reactor/separator systems: membrane reactors, reactive distillation, reactive extraction, reactive absorption
• Membrane separations for green chemistry
• Industry relevance of process intensification, including economics and environmental impact, opportunities for energy saving, and practical considerations for industrial implementation.
Process Intensification for Green Chemistry is a valuable resource for practising engineers and chemists alike who are interested in applying intensified reactor and/or separator systems in a range of industries to achieve green chemistry principles.
Chapter 1 Process Intensification: An Overview of Principles and Practice (pages 1–31): Kamelia Boodhoo and Adam Harvey
Chapter 2 Green Chemistry Principles (pages 33–58): James Clark, Duncan Macquarrie, Mark Gronnow and Vitaly Budarin
Chapter 3 Spinning Disc Reactor for Green Processing and Synthesis (pages 59–90): Kamelia Boodhoo
Chapter 4 Micro Process Technology and Novel Process Windows – Three Intensification Fields (pages 91–156): Svetlana Borukhova and Volker Hessel
Chapter 5 Green Chemistry in Oscillatory Baffled Reactors (pages 157–173): Adam Harvey
Chapter 6 Monolith Reactors for Intensified Processing in Green Chemistry (pages 175–197): Joseph Wood
Chapter 7 Process Intensification and Green Processing Using Cavitational Reactors (pages 199–225): Vijayanand Moholkar, Parag Gogate and Aniruddha Pandit
Chapter 8 Membrane Bioreactors for Green Processing in a Sustainable Production System (pages 227–250): Rosalinda Mazzei, Emma Piacentini, Enrico Drioli and Lidietta Giorno
Chapter 9 Reactive Distillation Technology (pages 251–274): Anton A. Kiss
Chapter 10 Reactive Extraction Technology (pages 275–287): Keat T. Lee and Steven Lim
Chapter 11 Reactive Absorption Technology (pages 289–309): Anton A. Kiss
Chapter 12 Membrane Separations for Green Chemistry (pages 311–353): Rosalinda Mazzei, Emma Piacentini, Enrico Drioli and Lidietta Giorno
Chapter 13 Process Intensification in a Business Context: General Considerations (pages 355–367): Dag Eimer and Nils Eldrup
Chapter 14 Process Economics and Environmental Impacts of Process Intensification in the Petrochemicals, Fine Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Industries (pages 369–378): Jan Harmsen
Chapter 15 Opportunities for Energy Saving from Intensified Process Technologies in the Chemical and Processing Industries (pages 379–392): Dena Ghiasy and Kamelia Boodhoo
Chapter 16 Implementation of Process Intensification in Industry (pages 393–400): Jan Harmsen