The past few decades have seen unprecedented movements in process industries to seek more sustainable, cheaper, safer, and greener bulk chemical and energy products. For achieving these purposes, many countries and regions have been developing diverse strategies, including hybridization and modularization. The former strategy involves hybrid multifeed and multiproduction for improving system outputs and economics, thereby making industrial projects larger and more complicated. The latter strategy involves modular production that requires the manufacturing plants are designed and constructed using small-scale, highly mobile, and relatively uniform process units. In this chapter, we provide a comprehensive description of the key contributions for hybrid and modular production processes within the energy and chemical communities, respectively.
|Title of host publication||Towards Sustainable Chemical Processes|
|Subtitle of host publication||Applications of Sustainability Assessment and Analysis, Design and Optimization, and Hybridization and Modularization|
|Publication status||Published - 2 Jul 2020|