Educational Tools for Pollution Prevention Through Process Integration


  • Mahmoud M. El-Halwagi Auburn University
  • H. Dennis Spriggs Matrix Process Integration


The paper describes a senior undergraduate/first year graduate course on pollution prevention through process integration.  The course has the unique features of presenting systematic techniques for pollution prevention and integrating environmental issues with other techno-economic objectives of the process.  Overview of the tools used in the course, sample projects, and resource materials are also presented.

Author Biographies

Mahmoud M. El-Halwagi, Auburn University

Mahmoud El-Halwagi is an Alumni Professor of Chemical Engineering at Auburn University. He received his BS and MS degrees from Cairo University and his PhD degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, all in chemical engineering. He has served as a consultant to a wide variety of chemical, petrochemical, petroleum, pharmaceutical, and metal finishing industries.

H. Dennis Spriggs, Matrix Process Integration

Dennis Spriggs is President of Matrix Process Integration, a consulting firm specializing in integrated process designs, developing operating strategies, and aligning technology with corporate strategy for a sustainable competitive advantage. He received his BSChE from West Virginia Institute of Technology and his PhD from the University of Virginia.