Process Engineering, the science and art of transforming raw
materials and energy into a vast array of commercial materials, was
conceived at the end of the 19th Century. Its history in the role
of the Process Industries has been quite honorable, and techniques
and products have contributed to improve health, welfare and
quality of life. Today, industrial enterprises, which are still a
major source of wealth, have to deal with new challenges in a
global world. They need to reconsider their strategy taking into
account environmental constraints, social requirements, profit,
competition, and resource depletion.
?Systems thinking? is a prerequisite from process
development at the lab level to good project management. New
manufacturing concepts have to be considered, taking into account
LCA, supply chain management, recycling, plant flexibility,
continuous development, process intensification and
This book combines experience from academia and industry in the
field of industrialization, i.e. in all processes involved in the
conversion of research into successful operations. Enterprises are
facing major challenges in a world of fierce competition and
globalization. Process engineering techniques provide Process
Industries with the necessary tools to cope with these issues. The
chapters of this book give a new approach to the management of
technology, projects and manufacturing.
Part 1: The Company as of Today
1. The Industrial Company: its Purpose, History, Context, and its
Tomorrow?, Jean-Pierre Dal Pont.
2. The Two Modes of Operation of the Company ? Operational
and Entrepreneurial, Jean-Pierre Dal Pont.
3. The Strategic Management of the Company: Industrial Aspects,
Jean-Pierre Dal Pont.
Part 2: Process Development and Industrialization
4. Chemical Engineering and Process Engineering, Jean-Pierre Dal
5. Foundations of Process Industrialization, Jean-François
6. The Industrialization Process: Preliminary Projects, Jean-Pierre
Dal Pont and Michel Royer.
7. Lifecycle Analysis and Eco-Design: Innovation Tools for
Sustainable Industrial Chemistry, Sylvain Caillol.
8. Methods for Design and Evaluation of Sustainable Processes and
Industrial Systems, Catherine Azzaro-Pantel.
9. Project Management Techniques: Engineering, Jean-Pierre Dal
Part 3: The Necessary Adaptation of the Company for the
10. Japanese Methods, Jean-Pierre Dal Pont.
11. Innovation in Chemical Engineering Industries, Oliver Potier
and Mauricio Camargo.
12. The Place of Intensified Processes in the Plant of the Future,
13. Change Management, Jean-Pierre Dal Pont.
14. The Plant of the Future, Jean-Pierre Dal Pont.