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Title On the energy and environmental aspects of process intensification
Status Not decided yet
Type Lecture
Session MULTI-PI - Multilevel process intensification
Authors M., Variny1
1 Department of chemical and biochemical engineering, Faculty of chemical and food technology, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia
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Brief content The core of process intensification is traditionally seen in production process integration, unit operation reduction, all this leading to a cut in investment costs and more efficient use of materials and utilities in the production process. Auxiliary systems, such as utilities production processes, are typically modeled in a less detailed way, or not at all, simply supposing fully flexible utilities purchase from external sources at a fix unit cost. The aim of this contribution is to discuss the possible (sometimes surprising) variations in overall (primary) energy consumption reduction and environmental impact of process intensification, if the basic design and operation features of utilities production processes and utilities transportation system are taken into account and the auxiliary processes are properly included in the overall material and energy balance. This may in turn enrich the process intensification scope and contribute to a more realistic energy and environmental assessment of process intensification studies.
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