Precision Process Technology

Perspectives for Pollution Prevention

  • M. P. C. Weijnen
  • A. A. H. Drinkenburg

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. M. P. C. Weijnen, A. A. H. Drinkenburg
      Pages 1-1
    2. M. P. C. Weijnen, A. A. H. Drinkenburg
      Pages 2-9
  3. Summary of the Conference

  4. New Feedstocks for the Chemical Industry

  5. Energy Management in the Chemical Industry

    1. J. de Swaan Arons, H. J. van der Kooi
      Pages 89-113
    2. J. B. De Wit
      Pages 115-123
  6. Industrial Catalysis

    1. R. A. Sheldon
      Pages 125-138
    2. J. J. Lerou, P. L. Mills
      Pages 175-195
    3. J. A. F. Kunst, A. Cybulski, Xu Xiaoding, P. J. T. Verheijen, J. A. Moulijn
      Pages 197-205
    4. M. Soede, E. J. A. X. van de Sandt, J. Struijk, M. Makkee, J. J. F. Scholten
      Pages 219-224
  7. Adsorption from the Liquid Phase

    1. Piet J. A. M. Kerkhof
      Pages 225-256
    2. M. S. Kouyoumdjiev, M. A. G. Vorstman, P. J. A. M. Kerkhof
      Pages 257-266
    3. C. G. P. H. Schroën, M. A. Cohen Stuart, A. Van Der Padt, K. Van ’T Riet
      Pages 275-285
    4. R. Meester, M. J. van Buel, L. A. M. van der Wielen, R. Verpoorte, K. Ch. A. M. Luyben
      Pages 295-303
    5. G. van Zee, J. de Graauw, J. A. Wesselingh
      Pages 315-326
  8. Hybrid Systems

    1. Alirio E. Rodrigues
      Pages 327-344
    2. L. A. M. Van Der Wielen, A. J. J. Straathof, K. Ch. A. M. Luyben
      Pages 353-379
    3. F. Petrus Cuperus, Herry H. Nijhuis, Bart G. Muuse, T. P. Johannes
      Pages 417-423
    4. W. J. W. Bakker, G. Zheng, F. Kapteijn, M. Makkee, J. A. Moulijn, E. R. Geus et al.
      Pages 425-436
  9. Transient Operations

    1. E. S. Lox, D. Lindner, B. H. Engler
      Pages 463-472
    2. F. H. M. Dekker, M. C. Dekker, F. Kapteijn, J. A. Moulijn, A. Bliek
      Pages 473-482
    3. Ivo Roušar, Martin Čekal, Pavel Ditl
      Pages 483-492
    4. L. A. M. van der Wielen, M. J. van Buel, K. Ch. A. M. Luyben
      Pages 493-501
  10. Process Monitoring

    1. Christoffer Rappe, Stellan Marklund, Ingrid Fängmark, Bert van Bavel
      Pages 517-531
    2. G. Jonkers, K. A. Vonkeman, S. W. A. van der Wal
      Pages 533-551
  11. Process Modelling and Control

About this book


New process technology strategies are required to cope with the future. Fossil feedstocks are losing ground in favour of renewable feedstocks and secondary resources. Conventional processing routes using thermal `sledgehammer' techniques are replaced by highly selective (bio)catalytic conversions. The future process engineer is neither allowed to think in terms of unit operations, nor to take for granted the conventional practice of continuous steady state processing. Hybrid systems and transient operations are more and more frequently encountered. The continuing impressive progress being made in process modelling and control will revolutionize the process industries.
In the new generation of chemical production processes the keyword is precision. Precision in terms of selectivity and of efficiency, is required to maximize the utilisation of materials and energy. Moreover, enhanced precision is needed to exploit the quality of materials and energy to the full extent. Only by reducing the squandering of materials, energy and quality will a harmonious relationship be established between the process industries, the economy, and the environment. Process integration, as well as an integrated effort by the disciplines involved in process technology, will be of crucial importance in attaining the goals of precision process technology.
These emerging strategies involve an active exchange of tools and ideas between a variety of disciplines, not only in plant design and operation, but even more in the early stages of process development and design. By looking from various angles at what the future has in store for the process industries, this volume systematically lifts the corners of the veil and may inspire to establish a new tradition of precision in process technology.


Olefin Sorption adsorption carbohydrates catalysis catalyst flow hydrogen membrane technology plastics pollution polymer pressure water zeolites

Editors and affiliations

  • M. P. C. Weijnen
    • 1
  • A. A. H. Drinkenburg
    • 2
  1. 1.InterductDelft University Clean Technology InstituteDelftThe Netherlands
  2. 2.DSM ResearchGeleenThe Netherlands

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