chapter  5
36 Pages

Multifunctional Reactors

ByXuan Meyer, Christophe Gourdon, Michel Cabassud, Michel Meyer

In the introduction of this book, the concept of process intensifi cation (PI) in the context of Sustainable Process Engineering has been presented. Clearly, PI, which aims “to produce much more and better using much less”, defi nitely fi ts the famous 3P triangle (Planet, People, Profi t) from the Brundtland report (Fig. 1), and appears to be one of the main issues for sustainable development (Ramshaw 1995).