Special Issue "Control and Optimization of Chemical and Biochemical Processes"
A special issue of ChemEngineering (ISSN 2305-7084).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 December 2018
Prof. Dr. Stefano Curcio
Department of Computer Engineering, Modeling, Electronics and Systems (D.I.M.E.S.), Laboratory of Transport Phenomena and Biotechnology, University of Calabria, Cubo-39c, Via P. Bucci, 87036 Rende, Italy
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Interests: Chemical Engineering; Modeling, Simulation and Control; Food Engineering and Biotechnology; Membrane Science and Technology; Environmental Science Engineering; Energy; Materials Science
Dr. Sudip Chakraborty
Department of Computer Engineering, Modeling, Electronics and Systems (D.I.M.E.S.), Laboratory of Transport Phenomena and Biotechnology, University of Calabria, Cubo-42a, Via P. Bucci, 87036 Rende, Italy
Interests: Chemical Engineering; Membrane Science and Technology; Environmental Science Engineering; Materials Science; Membrane reactors
The special issue will cover different topics including modeling, simulation, design, control and optimization of both chemical and biochemical processes. A more efficient analysis of several problems, ranging from the design of novel materials to the optimization of industrial plants, will be provided. One of the major advantages of the described techniques will be represented by the possibility of obtaining accurate predictions of the analyzed processes over a wide range operating conditions. Computer simulations, or computer experiments, are indeed less impaired by non-linearity, having many degrees of freedom or lacking in symmetries than analytical approaches. As a result, computer simulations establish their greatest value for those systems where the gap between theoretical predictions and laboratory measurements is large. Instead of constructing layers of different approximations of a basic law (formulated as equations), a numerical approach simulates directly the original problem with its full complexity without making many assumptions.
The modeling, simulation, control and optimization techniques described in this special issue can be, therefore, used as an exploratory tool in “computer experiments” under conditions, which would not be feasible or too expensive in real experiments in the laboratory.
One of the major impacts of the present proposal is to show the true interactions and interconnectivities among different topics belonging to nanotechnology, chemistry, energy and (bio-) chemical engineering research fields.
- A wide spectrum of different problems and of innovative and unconventional modeling, simulation, control and optimization techniques will be covered.
- It will be shown how various kinds of advanced models can be exploited either to predict the behavior of real processes, thus optimizing their performance or to achieve the formulation of novel products/materials.
- The control/optimization of novel processes/materials will be achieved in a faster and more reliable way.
Prof. Dr. Stefano Curcio
Dr. Sudip Chakraborty
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Hybrid modeling
- Multi-scale simulation
- Efficient models
- Simulation, modeling, optimization and control
- Membrane reactors in chemical & bioprocess engineering