Modular Chemical Process Intensification

Fundamentals of Process Intensification

eLearning (online) Course
In this course, you’ll get an introduction to PI, ways in which PI can help to overcome challenges facing conventional processes, and ultimately its...
Roadmapping provides a structured and focused method to carve out a space within the broad topic of water processing where chemical and bio-related engineers can play a role.

A Water Roadmap for Chemical Engineers

July 30, 2018

Water is one of the most important resources in the chemical process industries (CPI), presenting both opportunities as well as compliance obligations.

Upgrading Natural Gas Technology

July 23, 2018

Condensing natural gas into a liquid, nonflammable form through natural gas upgrading is key to expanding natural gas production.

Technical Entity Trends: Upgrading Natural Gas Technology

Technical Entity Trends
Keith Joseph
Natural gas fuels more than 30% of U.S. electricity generation, making it the largest source of energy in the country. The U.S. is also the largest producer of natural gas in the world. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reports that between the 1960s and 2000s, U.S. natural gas production remained relatively constant at about 20±2 trillion cubic feet per year (Tcf/yr) — an amount equivalent to the needs of 20 million households for 15 years. From the mid-2000s to 2017, natural gas production rose by approximately 43%.

PI Principles: Energy – PI in the Thermodynamic Domain

Archived Webinar
May 30, 2018
Contemporary chemical industry is predominantly based on fossil fuels as energy sources and the steam boiler is probably the most common element being used in today’s chemical processes. Next to its...

PI Principles: Structure - PI in the Spatial Domain

Archived Webinar
Mar 21, 2018
In this 60-minute webinar you’ll learn about the first of the four elementary domains of Process Intensification – the spatial domain. Structure is the keyword here as the various ways of structuring...

Employ Static Mixers for Process Intensification

Special Section
Kevin J. Myers, Eric E. Janz, Neil Cathie, Mark A. Jones
Static mixers can efficiently and effectively accomplish an increasing number of process objectives, expanding the opportunities to apply them for process intensification.

Process Intensification (Complete 27-Page Special Section)

Special Section
Process Intensification: Its time is now; Realize the Potential of Process Intensification; Modularization in Chemical Processing; Employ Static Mixers for Process Intensification; Infographic: Process Intensification – A New Paradigm.

March 2018 CEP Preview

March 13, 2018

This issue delves into process intensification, modularization in chemical processing, and takes a look at characterizing adsorbents for gas separations—plus much more.

Modularization in Chemical Processing

SBE Special Section
Michael Baldea, Thomas F. Edgar, Bill Stanley, Anton A. Kiss
Most high-margin growth opportunities lie in high-grade specialty chemicals. To realize these opportunities, manufacturers are looking to distributed modular production facilities. Process intensification could help to enable these new technologies.

Process Intensification: Its Time is Now

Special Section
Thomas Walsh
For more than 40 years, process intensification (PI) efforts in the U.S. have lagged behind those in other parts of the world. Europe has invested heavily in this research area, and both industry and academia have embraced advances in these technologies — particularly in the chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing areas, which have seen increases in productivity, energy efficiency, and sustainability. American manufacturing is now awakening from its long slumber and progress is on the horizon.

Realize the Potential of Process Intensification

Special Section
James Bielenberg, Michelle Bryner
With a history that dates back to the 1970s, process intensification (PI) is not a new concept. Several developments have moved PI forward, but realizing PI’s full potential will require the concerted efforts of industry, academia, and government.

AIChE Journal Highlight: The Benefits of Modular Manufacturing

Journal Highlight
Economies of scale and unit operations drive modern chemical engineering. The economy of scale principle suggests that larger chemical plants are more capital-, resource-, and cost-efficient than smaller plants, and unit operations guide the design...
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