Chemical Process Simplification

Improving Productivity and Sustainability

Author: Girish K. Malhotra

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118002094

Category: Science

Page: 282

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While emphasizing conservation and sustainable strategies, this book provides steps to improve the manufacturing technologies used in creating products. By simplifying the chemistry, process development, manufacturing practices and processes, the book provides a structured approach to producing quality products with little waste, making the process not only efficient but environmentally friendly. Illustrated with case studies, this is an essential resource for chemical engineers, chemists, plant engineers, and operating personnel in any chemical related businesses.

OECD Food and Agricultural Reviews Innovation, Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability in Australia

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264238360

Category:

Page: 156

View: 643

Australia’s agriculture and food industries are well placed to contribute to the economy’s future growth given the robust prospects of global food demand and the continuing high international competitiveness of these sectors.

Transforming Sustainability Strategy into Action

The Chemical Industry

Author: Beth Beloff,Marianne Lines,Dicksen Tanzil

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471755982

Category: Science

Page: 541

View: 9268

"A highly informative and brilliant contribution to the growing sustainability literature." -Dr. Brian and Mary Nattrass Managing Partners of Sustainability Partners and authors of The Natural Step for Business and Dancing with the Tiger The goal of sustainable development, a recent focus in the corporate world, is to "ensure a better quality of life for everyone today and in generations to come." The challenge facing industry leaders is how to reconcile economically competitive strategies with environmentally sound and socially responsible practices. Transforming Sustainability Strategy into Action: The Chemical Industry presents proven practical techniques to help managers in the chemical industry identify and assess options for improving the sustainability of their organizations, with a pragmatic emphasis on operational aspects, decision support, and guidelines for measuring progress. Employing a systematic approach and introducing globally proven problem-solving and decision-making tools designed to provoke questioning and creative thinking, the authors address some of the most challenging issues for the industrial world today. The authors' combined expertise and extensive experience in translating sustainability strategies from theory into action make them uniquely qualified to deliver the kind of hands-on, responsive business solutions that will give corporate leaders the competitive edge in preparing for tomorrow's socially and environmentally conscious marketplace.

Chemical Process Retrofitting and Revamping

Techniques and Applications

Author: Gade Pandu Rangaiah

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119016304

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 432

View: 1598

The proposed book will be divided into three parts. The chapters in Part I provide an overview of certain aspect of process retrofitting. The focus of Part II is on computational techniques for solving process retrofit problems. Finally, Part III addresses retrofit applications from diverse process industries. Some chapters in the book are contributed by practitioners whereas others are from academia. Hence, the book includes both new developments from research and also practical considerations. Many chapters include examples with realistic data. All these feature make the book useful to industrial engineers, researchers and students.

Novel Process Windows

Innovative Gates to Intensified and Sustainable Chemical Processes

Author: Volker Hessel,Dana Kralisch,Norbert Kockmann

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527654844

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 344

View: 6804

This book introduces the concept of novel process windows, focusing on cost improvements, safety, energy and eco-efficiency throughout each step of the process. The first part presents the new reactor and process-related technologies, introducing the potential and benefit analysis. The core of the book details scenarios for unusual parameter sets and the new holistic and systemic approach to processing, while the final part analyses the implications for green and cost-efficient processing. With its practical approach, this is invaluable reading for those working in the pharmaceutical, fine chemicals, fuels and oils industries.

Scale-up

Modellübertragung in der Verfahrenstechnik

Author: Marko Zlokarnik

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527660461

Category: Science

Page: 295

View: 4552

Das Thema dieses Buches ist die ?bertragung von Verfahren aus dem Labor- bzw. dem Technikumsma?stab in den industriellen Ma?stab einer Produktionsanlage. Die einzige zuverl?ssige Methode dazu basiert auf der Darstellung von Versuchsergebnissen im zutreffenden dimensionsanalytischen Raum, der sich als ma?stabsinvariant erweist. Das Buch ist in zwei Teile gegliedert. In der ersten H?lfte werden die theoretischen Grundlagen detailliert vorgestellt, um auch Lesern ohne vertiefte mathematische Vorkenntnisse dieses Themengebiet n?herzubringen. Diskutiert werden die Grundlagen der Dimensionsanalyse, die Behandlung von temperaturabh?ngigen und von rheologischen Stoffwerten und die Modell?bertragung bei nicht-Verf?gbarkeit von Modell-Stoffsystemen, sowie bei partieller ?hnlichkeit. All dies wird dem Leser anhand von 20 modernen Beispielen aus der heutigen verfahrenstechnischen Praxis illustriert und mit 25 in dieser Auflage neu hinzugekommenen ?bungsaufgaben aktiv erarbeitet und anhand der L?sungen kontrolliert. Im zweiten Teil des Buches werden die einzelnen verfahrenstechnischen Grundoperationen aus den Bereichen mechanische, thermische und chemische Verfahrenstechnik von der Warte der Dimensionsanalyse und der Modell?bertragung beispielhaft behandelt und es werden f?r jede Operation die Ma?stabs?bertragungsregeln vorgestellt und diskutiert. Das vorliegende Buch wendet sich dementsprechend an Studenten wie auch bereits auf dem Gebiet t?tige Ingenieure, Chemiker und Verfahrenstechniker.

Green Approaches To Asymmetric Catalytic Synthesis

Author: Angela Patti

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400714540

Category: Science

Page: 140

View: 2826

Nowadays, chirality is widely accepted as an important factor in molecular recognition processes and the biological activity of many pharmaceutical drugs and agrochemicals; this is confirmed by the continuous need for synthetic methods which lead to single or enriched enantiomers of such compounds. By presenting a review of the various and more recently developed approaches for both metal-transition and organocatalysis, this volume describes the development of “greener” asymmetric reactions which preserve stereoselectivity. The author summarizes the impressive amount of research that has been gathered within this field into three chapters focusing on: i)the search of alternative catalysts, ii) alternative solvents, and iii) alternative synthetic strategies and processes. For each topic, the fundamentals and some valuable applications are discussed.

Proceedings of the Third Asia-Pacific Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Technologies, Hong Kong, 3-6 December 2000

Author: Xijun Hu,Po Lock Yue

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789810245498

Category: Science

Page: 686

View: 7088

With the rapid expansion of the Asia-Pacific economy in the last decade and the recovery after the recent crisis, severe demands will be placed on energy services and the environment. Coping with the volatile oil prices that persist in the market introduces an additional factor into the energy supply and demand equation, not just for countries in this region but also worldwide. Inevitably there will be implications for environmental issues too. The future will see a continuing challenge to balance growth with sustainability in the economic, social and environmental sectors. This conference, a sequel to the immensely successful APCSEET conferences held in Singapore and Australia, is aimed at meeting that challenge by addressing the pertinent issues related to sustainable energy and environmental protection. It provides a forum for participants from academia, industry and government agencies to interact, report on research in progress, and identify opportunities in the fields of sustainable energy and environmental technologies. The presentations include not only technical issues such as air pollution control, wastewater treatment, solid waste management, renewable energy and cleaner production, but also education and policy issues.

Food Safety Regulatory Compliance

Catalyst for a Lean and Sustainable Food Supply Chain

Author: Preston W. Blevins

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439849587

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 342

View: 6505

The global sourcing of ingredients has created complex supply chains, significant management challenges, and additional regulatory compliance requirements. This places tremendous pressure on food manufacturers, many of whom lack the knowledge, concepts, techniques, and procedures to comply with these increased requirements. Providing a roadmap for leveraging existing investments in food safety regulatory compliance into superior inventory management, Food Safety Regulatory Compliance: Catalyst for a Lean and Sustainable Food Supply Chain explains how to implement Lean operating principles to determine what needs to be improved, in what sequence improvements must be addressed, how one improvement feeds another, and the prerequisites for each improvement. Based on the author’s experience working with hundreds of manufacturers, the book discusses cause-and-effect thinking, data accuracy, process simplification, process reliability, and workforce development. It includes how-to recommendations for implementing best practices to achieve these goals. These recommendations come together in the discussions on Batch-Process ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) and also the Lean Management System and the useful techniques within it. The author also discusses the rapidly developing business requirement of sustainability, which is quickly moving from an optional, voluntary, and "nice to do" status to a "must do" status. The book can be read in whole or in part by everyone from the CEO to the factory floor supervisor; the language is nontechnical. But, to aid comprehension, each chapter concludes with an extensive quiz, and the appendix has definitions that will be new vocabulary for many. Normally large companies have the resources to fund the implementation of best practices, smaller companies less so. This book benefits both. In the case of the small- to medium-size manufacturer, it is a roadmap, and for the major corporation it is a tool to help assist their supplier community. It can help any organization achieve world-class excellence in operations and supply-chain management.

Organic Farming, Pest Control and Remediation of Soil Pollutants

Author: Eric Lichtfouse

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402096549

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 418

View: 1358

Sustainable agriculture is a rapidly growing field aiming at producing food and energy in a sustainable way for humans and their children. Sustainable agriculture is a discipline that addresses current issues such as climate change, increasing food and fuel prices, poor-nation starvation, rich-nation obesity, water pollution, soil erosion, fertility loss, pest control, and biodiversity depletion. Novel, environmentally-friendly solutions are proposed based on integrated knowledge from sciences as diverse as agronomy, soil science, molecular biology, chemistry, toxicology, ecology, economy, and social sciences. Indeed, sustainable agriculture decipher mechanisms of processes that occur from the molecular level to the farming system to the global level at time scales ranging from seconds to centuries. For that, scientists use the system approach that involves studying components and interactions of a whole system to address scientific, economic and social issues. In that respect, sustainable agriculture is not a classical, narrow science. Instead of solving problems using the classical painkiller approach that treats only negative impacts, sustainable agriculture treats problem sources. Because most actual society issues are now intertwined, global, and fast-developing, sustainable agriculture will bring solutions to build a safer world. This book series gathers review articles that analyze current agricultural issues and knowledge, then propose alternative solutions. It will therefore help all scientists, decision-makers, professors, farmers and politicians who wish to build a safe agriculture, energy and food system for future generations.

Microbial biotechnology for sustainable development and productivity

Prof. Suresh K. Hasija's festschrift

Author: R. C. Rajak,Suresh Kumar Hasija

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 433

View: 8642

The Book Has Been Brought Out On The Occasion Of Superannuation Of Prof. Suresh K. Hasija, An Eminent Mycologist Of The Country. The Main Objective In Compilation Of This Volume Is To Highlight The Developments And Achievements Of Biotechnology Of Microbe

Transgenic Crops VI

Author: Eng Chong Pua,Michael R. Davey

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540717110

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 442

View: 2560

This volume, Transgenic Crops VI, includes the following broad topic sections: Oils and Fibers, Medicinal Crops, Ornamental Crops, Forages and Grains, Regulatory and Intellectual Property of Genetically Manipulated Plants. It is an invaluable reference for plant breeders, researchers and graduate students in the fields of plant biotechnology, agronomy, horticulture, forestry, genetics, and both plant cell and molecular biology.

Soil science and sustainable land management in the tropics

Author: John Keith Syers,D. L. Rimmer

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 290

View: 1995

Contributors Preface 1. Soil Science and Sustainable Land Management, D. J. Greenland 2. Evaluation of the Soil and Land Resource, M. Latham 3. Proposals for Quantitative Criteria in the Management of Sustainable Agricultural Systems, J. R. O'Callaghan and G. C. L. Wyseure 4. Soil Erosion and Conservation: A Place for Soil Science?, M. Stocking 5. Agroforestry Practices to Control Runoff and Erosion on Steeplands in Ilocos Norte, Philippines, E. O. Agustin and S. Nortcliff 6. The Quaternary Legacy in the Tropics: A Fundamental Property of the Land Resource, M. F. Thomas 7. Effects of Soil Erosion and Sedimentation on Land Quality: Defining Pedogenetic Baselines in the Dondoa District of Tanzania, R. W. Payton and E. K. Shishira 8. Sustainable Regeneration of Surface Tilth in Zimbabwean Vertisols Through Water Management, J. Hussein and M. A. Adey 9. Agrohydrological Modelling: A Tool for Sustainable Development of Land Resources, J. W. Gowing and G. C. L. Wyseure 10. Extending the Growing Season by Efficient Use of Rainfall, J. Tabi Owono, D. A. Rose and R. S. Shiel 11. The Role of Soil Organisms in the Sustainability of Tropical Cropping Systems, M. J. Swift, et al. 12. Can Biological Nitrogen Fixation Sustain Agriculture in the Tropics? 13. Improving the Agricultural Productivity of the Soils of Northeast Thailand Through Soil Organic Matter Management, A. G. O'Donnell, et al. 14. Soil Organic Matter Management in Thailand, J. S. Watson 15. A Diagnostic Approach to Solving Soil Fertility Problems in the Tropics, M. E. Sumner and K. Hylton 16. Physical and Chemical Constraints to Sustainable Soil Use Under Rainfed Conditions in the Humid Tropics of Southeast Asia, I. R. Willett 17. The Use of Simplified Nutrient Balances at Farm Level to Determine Boundary Conditions for Sustainable Production, F. C. T. Guiking, D. M. Jansen, and L. O. Fresco 18. The Economic Context of Soil Science, J. Lingard 19. Soil Science Research in Developing Countries: Towards a Holistic Approach, M. Catizzone 20. Soil Science and Better Land Use in the Tropics, A. J. Bennett Index

Developing and Extending Sustainable Agriculture

A New Social Contract

Author: Charles A. Francis,George Bird,Raymond Poincelot

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781560223313

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 367

View: 6361

Get the latest sustainable agriculture practices and keep an eye on the future Developing and Extending Sustainable Agriculture: A New Social Contract explores the challenges faced by today’s farmers and ranchers to provide practical strategies to develop a twenty-first century system of sustainable agriculture that is economically sound, environmentally compatible, and socially acceptable. This comprehensive look at the current state of farming and ranching presents leading authorities discussing concepts and approaches in sustainable agriculture such as crop rotations, integrated pest management, alternative sources of nutrients to maintain productivity, and rotational grazing systems. Presently there is a trend toward a more industrial agriculture and a global food system that will bring long-term negative impacts. If farmers look thoughtfully toward the future, alternatives are now available to help solve these problems to provide agricultural sustainability for generations to come. Developing and Extending Sustainable Agriculture: A New Social Contract provides a model for integrated research and outreach to everyone interested in sustainable development. A sensible framework of practical short-term strategies are combined with visionary long-term plans to provide viable approaches to sustain agriculture, secure our food system, and develop a more equitable society for the future. The text includes several tables and figures, extensive references, and comprehensive bibliographies. Topics in Developing and Extending Sustainable Agriculture: A New Social Contract include: the evolution of the concept of equitable and sustainable development on-farm research farmer to farmer education IPM (integrated pest management) soil management managed grazing whole-farm planning, including economic analysis training for sustainable agriculture motivation theory and research to foster positive sustainable development organic farming productivity the future of sustainable agriculture much, much more Developing and Extending Sustainable Agriculture: A New Social Contract is enlightening, horizon-expanding reading perfect for educators, students, government decision makers, cooperative extension educators, specialists, administrators, citizen members of county extension boards, and administrators in land grant universities.

Textile Asia

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Textile fabrics

Page: N.A

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