To change process design practice, by developing and disseminating new process design and integration methods for clean and efficient use of raw materials, energy and capital.

What is Process Integration?

In process integration, interactions between elements of the chemical processing system are taken into account during process design via their material and energy flows.

The resulting integrated processes exploit synergies between the system components, leading to processes with superior performances, in terms of their raw materials consumption, energy demand, process economics, environmental impact and sustainability.

Principal activities

The Centre for Process Integration is the internationally recognised centre of research in process synthesis, design and integration .

  • Energy, hydrogen and water pinch analysis methods are examples of concepts developed within the Centre that have found widespread industrial practice.
  • Process design and integration in the context of utility systems (steam, cooling water and power), reactions, separations, reactive separations, petroleum refining, gas processing and biochemical processes are also addressed.


New design methods

The new design methods are developed by employing appropriate process analysis, modelling and optimisation techniques and applying these models and methods, using leading-edge software to industrially relevant sample problems. The Centre enjoys an outstanding international reputation for the quality of its work, gained from many years of successfulresearch and technology transfer.

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