Water Minimisation with Process Integration

Topic Sustainability

CPD Hours 12.5


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Learn how to apply process integration techniques to minimise your plant’s water use

The demand for resources such as natural gas, crude oil and water is increasing rapidly due to population growth and economic development, and the rising costs of these resources has led the process industries to seek more cost effective, sustainable manufacturing processes. With global water usage set to increase by more than 50% by 2025, efficient use of water in industry is now recognised as being vital to achieving sustainable development.

Resource conservation is the key to reducing operating costs and developing sustainable processes, and process integration and pinch analysis techniques play an important role in identifying opportunities to improve process efficiency. With an emphasis on targeting throughout this course, delegates will learn how to apply process integration techniques to identify rigorous targets for waste minimisation in their own workplace.

Learning outcomes

  • How to identify a rigorous benchmark targets for water minimisation in a process plant
  • How to identify the smallest purification unit for water regeneration
  • How to design a water recovery network that achieves maximum recovery targets

Who will benefit

  • Process engineers
  • Environmental engineers
  • Utility engineers
  • Environmental consultants.

Course outline

  • Introduction to process integration
  • Data extraction principles
  • Graphical targeting technique for water minimisation
  • Algebraic targeting technique for water minimisation
  • Targeting for water generation
  • Design for water recovery network
  • Mathematical optimisation technique
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