Industrial best practices of conceptual process design

G.J. Harmsen

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The chemical process industry aims particularly at energy, capital expenditure and variable feedstock cost savings due to fierce global competition, the Kyoto Protocol and requirements for sustainable development. Increasingly conceptual process design methods are used in the industry to achieve these aims. This article is focused on the best industrial conceptual design practices applied for these application areas. To this end we have reviewed methods, which are used in the chemical process industry in the last 15 years. Capital, energy and variable cost savings are indicated for each method.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Engineering and Processing%3A Process Intensification
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2004


  • Life cycle
  • Conceptual
  • Integration
  • Sustainable
  • Development
  • Design
  • Process
  • Industrial
  • Synthesis

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