Products and Process Design: Sustainable Manufacturing

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9780071799942: Products and Process Design: Sustainable Manufacturing

With a focus on chemical engineering process and product design profitability via the constraints of safety, security, and environmental preservation, this book serves as both a senior-level design text and professional reference.

Products and Process Design: Sustainable Manufacturing integrates the two major changes that have occurred in chemical design courses over the decades: process synthesis and product design and green chemistry. This is a textbook for seniors in chemical engineering design courses and a professional reference for working chemists and chemical engineers. Introduction of green engineering has ushered in a new perspective rapidly being embraced by companies globally. This book addresses this emerging topic, along with plant safety and security.

  • Relies on worked-examples to convey the concepts and applies concepts to solve real problems
  • End-of-chapter problems; 30-40 per chapter
  • Green engineering topics – renewable feedstocks, benign manufacturing, designing safer chemicals, green chemistry, pollution prevention, minimization of net energy and water consumption, small environmental footprints
  • Author has taught chemical engineering design for over 25 years

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Professor Rakesh Govind, Ph.D., joined The University of Cincinnati in 1979 and has taught Chemical Engineering Design to seniors for over 25 years. He graduated from Indian Institute of Technology (Kanpur) with a BTech Degree in Chemical Engineering and completed his MS and PhD in the Process Synthesis area from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr, Govind was appointed Director of the Industrial Control and Process Safety Center at Mellon Institute and worked as Senior Engineer at Polaroid Corporation, Boston, MA. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers, has been awarded the Alfred Bodine Award from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and several Earth Day Awards by the Cincinnati Gas and Electric Company. Dr. Govind served as an invited member at the Scientists Helping America Conference, convened by the Department of Defense after the 9/11 attacks.

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