Texas, Nov. 1, 2011 – Mahmoud El-Halwagi, professor in the Artie
McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, is the author of a
newly published textbook on process engineering, titled
“Sustainable Design through Process Integration.”
The book covers the fundamental concepts and practical
techniques on the use of process integration to maximize the
efficiency and sustainability of industrial processes.
The book, El-Halwagi says, serves as a resource tool for
systematically enhancing process performance and developing novel
and sustainable process designs and is applicable to process
engineers, industrial decision makers and researchers in the field.
It’s also ideal for use as a text in an upper level undergraduate
or an introductory graduate course on process design and
sustainability, he adds.
Among its key features, the textbook details the development of
rigorous targets that benchmark the performance of industrial
processes and examines cost-effective implementations. It also
contains state-of-the-art process integration approaches and
applications including graphical, algebraic and mathematical
techniques. The book also presents fundamentals and step-by-step
procedures that can be applied to the design and optimization of
new processes as well the retrofitting and operation of existing
Holder of the McFerrin Professorship, El-Halwagi is
internationally known for his pioneering contributions in the
fields of sustainable design and process integration, and he has
written two widely used texts on the subject. At Texas A&M, he
conducts research and teaches senior-level undergraduate and
graduate classes, covering the areas of sustainability, energy
conversion, novel energy technologies, process design, simulation,
economics, integration and optimization.
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