The development and implementation of a new chemical process involves much more than chemistry, materials, and equipment. It is a very complex endeavor and its success depends on the effective interactions and organization of professionals in many different positions - scientists, chemical engineers, managers, attorneys, economists, and specialists. Developing An Industrial Chemical Process: An Integrated Approach is the first professional reference to examine the actual process development practices of industrial corporations, research organizations, engineering companies and universities. Backed by 45 years of experience within R&D, design, and management positions in various countries, the author presents his know-how for better and faster results and fewer start-up problems. While most books on chemical processes concentrate only on the scientific/technical aspect, this book also deals with the range of people and "real life" issues involved.
Developing An Industrial Chemical Process serves as a "how to" guide for the effective management of process development procedures. The issues start with the "why" and "how" concerns of the executives and project managers and proceed with the actual implementation by professionals, each in his/her particular role. The author addresses the working organization and the different activities involved in a process development program, including the implementation, design, construction and start-up of a new plant. Finally, each chapter provides a short summary of the key issues along with suggestions for further reading. This book can help you handle the problems normally associated with the development and implementation of a new process and reduce the time and resources that you and your organization spend on this critical activity.
Table of Contents
Why a New Industrial Chemical Process Could Be Needed
Starting the Development of a New Process
Essential Resources Needed for the Development Project: Preceding Implementation
Actual Case Examples
Process Definition and Feasibility Tests
Preliminary Process Design for a Particular Proposal
Economic Analysis of the Specific Proposal
Working Program Towards a First Implementation
First Implementation Plant Design: Compromises and Optimization
Running In and Adjustments In the New Plant
Consolidation of the New Know-How
Appendix 1 - Typical Organization and of a Process Package
Appendix 2 - Functional Organization Structure of a Typical Development Project