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Application of Process Integration Methodologies in the Brewing Industry

François Marechal, Anurag Kumar Sachan and Leandro Salgueiro,     Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

Abstract:

This chapter presents the application of Process Integration techniques to increasing the energy efficiency of a typical brewery process. The example has been chosen to illustrate the application of Process Integration methodology and also to demonstrate the steps towards the implementation of Process Integration analysis. The chapter starts with a discussion on the definition of the process requirements, and of the system boundaries of the study. The Heat Cascade is then used to calculate the maximum heat recovery in the process. ...

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