Understanding Batch Chemical Processes: Modelling and Case Studies (Hardback)
  • Understanding Batch Chemical Processes: Modelling and Case Studies (Hardback)

Understanding Batch Chemical Processes: Modelling and Case Studies (Hardback)

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Hardback 312 Pages / Published: 22/02/2017
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Batch chemical processes, so often employed in the pharmaceutical and agrochemical fields, differ significantly from standard continuous operations in the emphasis upon time as a critical factor in their synthesis and design.

With this inclusive guide to batch chemical processes, the author introduces the reader to key aspects in mathematical modeling of batch processes and presents techniques to overcome the computational complexity in order to yield models that are solvable in near real-time. This book demonstrates how batch processes can be analyzed, synthesized, and designed optimally using proven mathematical formulations. The text effectively demonstrates how water and energy aspects can be incorporated within the scheduling framework that seeks to capture the essence of time. It presents real-life case studies where mathematical modeling of batch plants has been successfully applied.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
ISBN: 9781498773171
Number of pages: 312
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 mm


"Without a doubt, I would recommend this useful book to students and professionals alike who are interested in analysis, synthesis and design of batch processes because of the well-organized chapters, clear explanations, and industry-based case studies."
- Hongguang Dong, Dalian University of Technology, China

"This is a much needed and timely contribution that covers the fundamentals and applications of batch process modeling and design. The authors are very well recognized for excellent contributions in related areas. The book is ideal for educational purposes and for researchers and process engineers interested in the important field of batch processes."
- Mahmoud El-Halwagi, Texas A&M University, USA

"The book provides detailed discussion on mathematical modelling approaches for analyzing, synthesizing and design of batch processes. Heat and water integration of batch processes have been well presented in the book."
- Denny K. S. Ng, University of Nottingham, Malaysia

"The authors develop the key aspects of batch processes - modeling, scheduling, heat integration, and water optimization systematically. Each topic is covered in detail with excellent illustrations and case studies. This will provide a strong foundation to senior undergraduate and graduate students wishing to learn about batch systems."
- Rajagopalan Srinivasan, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, USA

"Taking in consideration that batch processes are often neglected in training of chemical engineers, especially from the perspective of process integration, this book is a valuable aid in knowledge transfer to the industry. The book is focused on mathematical methods giving an excellent review of their strengths and limitations with special attention on problem complexity which greatly contributes toward high computational cost, a major concern in industrial scale application. Detailed illustrative examples and industrial case studies presented in the material are important in this process as they are giving information about the flexibility of the mathematical formulation and guide the readers through the obtained results and potential alternatives."
- Hella Tokos, Ynsect, Evry, Essonne, France

"This book fills a major gap and provides a detailed and expansive resource for comprehensively modelling, integration and optimization of batch processes. Examples and case studies are well integrated into the book and support the methods outlined. The focus on water optimization and multi-purpose batch plants is a welcome addition. The clear presentation of state-of-the-art models and methods will make this book an indispensable resource for both the researcher and the practicing engineer."
- Martin Atkins, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand

"This book can be a good guideline for practicing engineers as well as graduate students interested in process systems engineering."
- Santanu Bandyopadhyay, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India

"This book presents a comprehensive and authoritative introduction of batch chemical process in scheduling, heat integration and water optimization. Emphasis is given to complex issues such as scheduling and optimization of energy and water use in multipurpose batch plants. Methods to reduce binary variables and computational time are presented in detail. In addition to covering the fundamentals of batch chemical process, the book also includes numerous case studies to illustrate the application and effectiveness of the proposed method. The book is a must read for process engineers, senior-level undergraduate students and first-year graduate students, and researchers in the area of process systems engineering."
- Du Jian, Dalian University of Technology, China

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