El-Halwagi pens new textbook on process design

Dr. Mahmoud El-Halwagi, professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, is the author of a newly published textbook on process engineering,Sustainable Design through Process Integration.Photo of Dr. Mahmoud El-Halwagi

The book covers the fundamental concepts and practical techniques on the use of process integration to maximize the efficiency and sustainability of industrial processes.

The book, El-Halwagi says, serves as a resource tool for systematically enhancing process performance and developing novel and sustainable process designs and is applicable to process engineers, industrial decision makers and researchers in the field. It’s also ideal for use as a text in an upper level undergraduate or an introductory graduate course on process design and sustainability, he adds.

Among its key features, the textbook details the development of rigorous targets that benchmark the performance of industrial processes and examines cost-effective implementations. It also contains state-of-the-art process integration approaches and applications including graphical, algebraic and mathematical techniques. The book also presents fundamentals and step-by-step procedures that can be applied to the design and optimization of new processes as well the retrofitting and operation of existing processes.

Holder of the McFerrin Professorship, El-Halwagi is internationally known for his pioneering contributions in the fields of sustainable design and process integration, and he has written two widely used texts on the subject. At Texas A&M, he conducts research and teaches senior-level undergraduate and graduate classes, covering the areas of sustainability, energy conversion, novel energy technologies, process design, simulation, economics, integration and optimization.

More information on the book can be found on:

http://www.elsevierdirect.com/ISBN/9781856177443/Sustainable-Design-Through-Process-Integration.

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