Process Integration Concepts for Combined Energy and Water Integration
Luciana Elena Savulescu, Natural Resources Canada – Varennes, Canada
Alberto Alva-Argaez, Process Ecology Inc., Canada
All sectors of the process industries depend on water and energy resources to transform raw materials into a large number of products demanded by society. The sustainability issue is an essential consideration in process design, which drives significant efforts to improve both water and energy efficiency. Most of these processes display strong interactions between water and energy use such that any changes to the energy network often impact the water network, although this impact is seldom followed in any systematic way by process-design ...