Applications and Processes in Process Engineering
Process engineering is an interdisciplinary engineering science. By definition, it deals with the “technical and economic execution of all processes in which substances are modified according to type, property, and composition.” Process engineering uses chemical, biological, or physical processes to initiate material changes and forms an interface between the natural sciences and production.
In addition to the development of new techniques and materials, the optimization of process steps of established methods also falls within the scope of process engineering. Recycling and, thus the recovery of valuable resources is also becoming increasingly important.