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Retraction: Review on Valve Stiction. Part I: From Modeling to Smart Diagnosis

Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst, N527 Life Sciences Laboratories, 240 Thatcher Way, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
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Processes 2015, 3(4), 730;
Received: 22 September 2015 / Accepted: 22 September 2015 / Published: 25 September 2015
We have become aware that a review paper [1] recently published in Processes contained a considerable amount of identical text and a similar structure to a previously published review paper [2], although some novel content was presented, including new citations and a section on smart diagnosis. In agreement with the authors, we—the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher—have decided to withdraw the paper. It will thus be declared retracted and marked accordingly for the scientific record.
We wish to apologize to readers of the journal, and particularly to the authors of [2]. MDPI is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics and takes the responsibility to enforce strict ethical policies very seriously.


  1. di Capaci, R.B.; Scali, C. Review on Valve Stiction. Part I: From Modeling to Smart Diagnosis. Processes 2015, 3, 422–451. [Google Scholar] [CrossRef]
  2. Brásio, A.S.R.; Romanenko, A.; Fernandes, N.C.P. Modeling, Detection and Quantification, and Compensation of Stiction in Control Loops: The State of the Art. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2014, 53, 15020–15040. [Google Scholar] [CrossRef]
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