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Process Plant Layout Revisited

Posted on March 23rd, 2017 by in Chemical R&D

I have more than 25 years of experience as a chemical engineer working in process design, but I also served as an associate professor at the University of Nottingham, coordinating the design teaching program for chemical engineering students. Continue reading “Process Plant Layout Revisited” »

Energy Conservation Part 3 – Processes and Economics

Posted on January 12th, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

Energy conservation typically involves changing energy-related processes to improve economics while mitigating the detrimental effects of culture and politics.  Note that not only does the previous sentence encompass all four domains that comprise sustainability but it also alludes to inter-dependencies between the process and its economics.  Continue reading “Energy Conservation Part 3 – Processes and Economics” »

Energy Conservation Part 2 – Politics

Posted on January 3rd, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

Politics can be a touchy subject that means different things to different people in different positions. For example, politics at a large sewage district can literally mean interaction with elected officials and their representatives Continue reading “Energy Conservation Part 2 – Politics” »

Energy Conservation Part 1 – Culture

Posted on December 30th, 2016 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

Previous posts discussed the various domains of sustainability as related to instrumentation and control. Continue reading “Energy Conservation Part 1 – Culture” »