Green Engineering: Environmentally Conscious Design of Chemical Processes (2nd Edition)

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Green Engineering, 2/e, systematically describes today's environmentally preferable approaches to the design and development of processes and products. The authors have thoroughly updated their classic text to reflect today's most important trends and advances, and to discuss green engineering in the broader context of sustainability. They focus on helping engineers and students translate the abstract concepts of green engineering and sustainability to real designs, using today's most valuable quantitative design tools and performance metrics. This edition's extensive improvements include new software tools, more problems, and updated examples throughout. New and substantially expanded coverage includes: * Energy, climate change, and the laws regarding greenhouse gases * "Green" unit operations * Water conservation and pinch technologies, especially heat exchange * Lifecycle assessment and its regulatory uses * An all-new case study chapter, including biofuels and nano-technology cases

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A chemical engineer's guide to managing and minimizing environmental impact.Chemical processes are invaluable to modern society, yet they generate substantial quantities of wastes and emissions, and safely managing these wastes costs tens of millions of dollars annually. "Green Engineering" is a complete professional's guide to the cost-effective design, commercialization, and use of chemical processes in ways that minimize pollution at the source, and reduce impact on health and the environment. This book also offers powerful new insights into environmental risk-based considerations in design of processes and products.First conceived by the staff of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, "Green Engineering" draws on contributions from many leaders in the field and introduces advanced risk-based techniques including some currently in use at the EPA. Coverage includes:

  • Engineering chemical processes, products, and systems to reduce environmental impacts
  • Approaches for evaluating emissions and hazards of chemicals and processes
  • Defining effective environmental performance targets
  • Advanced approaches and tools for evaluating environmental fate
  • Early-stage design and development techniques that minimize costs and environmental impacts
  • In-depth coverage of unit operation and flowsheet analysis
  • The economics of environmental improvement projects
  • Integration of chemical processes with other material processing operations
  • Lifecycle assessments: beyond the boundaries of the plant
Increasingly, chemical engineers are faced with the challenge of integrating environmental objectives into design decisions. "Green Engineering" gives them the technical tools they need to do so.

About the Author:

DAVID T. ALLEN, PhD, is the Beckman Professor in Chemical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. He is the recipient of numerous awards and is the author of several books. The authors' previous collaborations have resulted in numerous publications, including a widely used collection of course modules entitled Pollution Prevention: Homework and Design Problems for Engineering Curricula.
KIRSTEN SINCLAIR ROSSELOT is the owner of Process Profiles, a consulting firm that specializes in environmental planning and management tools for pollution prevention.

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ISBN 10:  0130619086 ISBN 13:  9780130619082
Publisher: Prentice Hall, 2001