Frontiers of sustainable manufacturing: Hybridization and modularization

Chang He, Minbo Yang, Jingzheng Ren

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTowards Sustainable Chemical Processes
Subtitle of host publicationApplications of Sustainability Assessment and Analysis, Design and Optimization, and Hybridization and Modularization
PublisherElsevier
Chapter12
Pages311-328
ISBN (Electronic)9780128189344
ISBN (Print)9780128183762
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jul 2020

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