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New Appoaches in the Process Industries: The Manufacturing Plant of the Future

Book Description

Competition from emerging and developing countries, challenges related to energy and water, the continuing increase in the global population and the obligation to be sustainable are all impacting developed countries such as the United States, France, etc. Manufacturing has been almost totally neglected by these developed countries and thus there is a strong need to review R&D and the development and industrialization processes. This is a prerequisite for maintaining and improving welfare and quality of life. The industrialization process can be defined as the process of converting research or laboratory experiments into a physical tool capable of producing a product of value for customers of specified markets. Such a process implies knowledge of BAT (best available techniques) in chemical engineering, plant design, production competitiveness, the proper utilization of tools (toolbox concept) such as value assessment, value engineering, eco-design, LCA (lifecycle analysis), process simulation, modeling, innovation and appropriate metrics usage. These are mandatory to ensure commercial success and covered by the authors of this book.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Contents
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright
  5. Foreword
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. Introduction
  8. 1: Project Management - Systems Engineering - the Industrialization Process
    1. 1.1. Projects and project management
    2. 1.2. Systems engineering
    3. 1.3. The industrialization process
    4. 1.4. Project engineering
    5. 1.5. Bibliography
  9. 2: Metrics for Sustainability Assessment of Chemical Processes
    1. 2.1. Sustainable development in chemical process engineering
    2. 2.2. Indicators, indices and metrics for sustainability
    3. 2.3. Frontiers of the system
    4. 2.4. Metrics
    5. 2.5. Design methods for sustainable processes and systems
    6. 2.6. Conclusions
    7. 2.7. Bibliography
  10. 3: From Preliminary Projects to Projects
    1. 3.1. Introduction
    2. 3.2. Process design: an interactive and multiple-step activity
    3. 3.3. Process flowsheeting
    4. 3.4. Optimization methods
    5. 3.5. Literature review in process modeling/optimization techniques and tools based on LCA
    6. 3.6. Case study: eco-designing a biodiesel production process
    7. 3.7. Conclusions and suggestions
    8. 3.8. Bibliography
  11. 4: Analysis of the Strategy of the Enterprise and the Enterprise Strategic Plan
    1. 4.1. The industrial enterprise: basic main features
    2. 4.2. The couple “product/market”
    3. 4.3. Product profitability: turnover and margins
    4. 4.4. Company and industrial processes evaluation
    5. 4.5. Enterprise industrial strategic analysis
    6. 4.6. Enterprise industrial strategic action plan
    7. 4.7. Bibliography
  12. 5: Excellence in Manufacturing and Operations Control
    1. 5.1. Importance of manufacturing
    2. 5.2. The manufacturing facility – the heart of the industrial enterprise
    3. 5.3. Typology of industrial facilities and technology considerations
    4. 5.4. Operations management
    5. 5.5. Excellence in manufacturing – Toyota system – World Class Manufacturing
    6. 5.6. Bibiliography
  13. 6: Innovation and Change Management
    1. 6.1. Innovation
    2. 6.2. Change management
    3. 6.3. Looking for breakthroughs – process improvement team (PTI)
    4. 6.4. Re-engineering, the American way
    5. 6.5. Bibliography
  14. 7: Water and Energy Challenges
    1. 7.1. The energy challenge
    2. 7.2. The water–energy nexus in process industries
    3. 7.3. The key role of process systems engineering
    4. 7.4. Conclusions
    5. 7.5. Bibliography
  15. 8: Engineers as Key Players for Sustainability: The Role of PSE Academia
    1. 8.1. The path to sustainability education for engineers
    2. 8.2. Process systems engineering as the cornerstone of sustainability
    3. 8.3. Reinforcing engineering ethics
    4. 8.4. Implementing sustainability in engineering education
    5. 8.5. Conclusions
    6. 8.6. Bibliography
  16. 9: Plant of the Future
    1. 9.1. The enterprise, its manufacturing plants and society
    2. 9.2. Engineering revisited
    3. 9.3. Equipment manufacturers and project engineering
    4. 9.4. Modular process systems – skid mounted systems
    5. 9.5. Designing for flexibility
    6. 9.6. Manufacturing and process industries toward the 4.0 plant
    7. 9.7. Operations abroad
    8. 9.8. The manufacturing plant of the future
    9. 9.9. Bibliography
  17. Appendix
  18. Index