Chapter 2

Chemical processes

Abstract

In this chapter the principles for process analysis and design are presented. The aim is to provide the background required to better understand the reasons behind the evolution of the processes that are presented throughout this text. The basics of process synthesis and flowsheeting are explained, followed by a review of constitutive laws that are used in the following chapters to analyze the various processes. Nowadays, process design is not only a matter of economics. Safety and sustainability issues must also be part of any decision-making criteria that lead to process design. In order for the student to be aware of the effect that multiple criteria have on the design of processes, the final sections of ...

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