Integrated Reaction and Separation Operations

Modelling and experimental validation

  • Henner Schmidt-Traub
  • Andrzej Górak

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Pages 1-6
  3. Markus Tylko, Sabine Barkmann, Guido Sand, Gerhard Schembecker, Sebastian Engell
    Pages 7-94
  4. Joachim Richter, Andrzej Górak, Eugeny Y Kenig
    Pages 95-147
  5. Sven Reßler, Martin P. Elsner, Christoph Dittrich, David W. Agar, Simone Geisler, Olaf Hinrichsen
    Pages 149-190
  6. Thomas Borren, Jöorg Fricke, Henner Schmidt-Traub
    Pages 191-239
  7. Arno Behr, Joachim Seuster
    Pages 241-258
  8. Achim Küpper, Abdelaziz Toumi, Sebastian Engell
    Pages 259-297
  9. Marten Völker, Christian Sonntag, Sebastian Engell
    Pages 299-338
  10. Praveen S Lawrence, Marcus Grünewald
    Pages 339-359
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 361-366

About this book


The book presents the latest developments in simulation of integrated processes as well as new methods of process synthesis and process control. It shows details of experimental approaches for model validation, determining of model parameters and measurement techniques. The combination of sophisticated modelling, optimisation methods and experimental results has not ben published up to now. The book gives deep insights into the overall evaluation of integrated processes as well as development of methods for a systematic design and optimisation of integrated reaction and separation processes. Potentials for process integration and the technical as well as economic limitations have been identified. The book covers several case studies of reactive distillation, reactive extraction, reactive gas-adsorption and chromatographic reactors which have been investigated from the modelling and experimental point of view. Based on validated models process simulation was used to optimize these processes. Following the concept of integrated process design approaches have been developed for model predictive control and process optimisation during production. Another new and very important focus of the book is systematic synthesis of integrated processes.

The book addresses readers from industry as well as academic researchers.

Professor Dr.-Ing. Schmidt-Traub studied Chemical Engineering, first in Braunschweig, then in Berlin, where he got his PhD and habilitation from the Technical University. He worked in leading positions in engineering industry. He held the chair of Plant Design at the University of Dortmund and chaired Dechema as well as GVC working groups. He was speaker of the Research Group " Integrated Reaction and Separation Operations" by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). His main research activities are preparative chromatography, down stream processing, process design and plant engineering.

Professor Górak graduated from Technical University of Lodz, Poland, where he also got his PhD before he joined Henkel kGaA in Düsseldorf as senior researcher. He got his "venia legendi" from RWTH Aachen and was appointed for Professor at Dortmund University and at the Technical University of Lodz, Poland. Chairman of several German Working Parties on Fluid Separation and Process Simulation, editor. His scientific interests are reactive and bioreactive separation processes, process intensification, computer aided process engineering.


Chromatography Experimental validation Integrated process Process integration Process modelling Reactive adsorption Reactive di adsorption chromatographic reactors distillation process process control process intensification process synthesis

Authors and affiliations

  • Henner Schmidt-Traub
    • 1
  • Andrzej Górak
    • 1
  1. 1.FB Bio- und ChemieingenieurwesenUniversität DortmundDortmund

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