Recent Advances in Chemical Process Optimization and Integration

A special issue of Processes (ISSN 2227-9717). This special issue belongs to the section "Chemical Processes and Systems".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 July 2024 | Viewed by 362

Special Issue Editors

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Department of Chemical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan City 701, Taiwan
Interests: process safety technology; process waste reduction technology; fault diagnosis

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Department of Chemical Engeering, College of Engineering, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung 40227, Taiwan
Interests: process system engineering; process design and control; process integration and optimization; green energy system design; process simulation; system operability analysis; ChE mathematical modeling; ChE artificial intelligence and machine learning
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Chemical process optimization and integration, which are two of the major paradigms in Process Systems Engineering, play critical roles in various facets of chemical process designs and operations. These different tasks are optimized by considering the inevitable trade-offs between performance and cost. Simultaneously, many integration potentials may be identified and synergized in any given manufacturing facility to minimize the consumption of energy, raw materials, and natural resources, and also to significantly reduce harmful environmental impacts. Many researchers have already been utilizing crafty optimization and integration strategies on numerous applications.

This Special Issue on "Recent Advances in Chemical Process Optimization and Integration" welcomes the state-of-the-art contributions to further enhance all aspects of the above-mentioned research fields so as to render future chemical and other related industries sustainable and environmentally friendly. This Special Issue will try to accept only high-quality original papers on literature reviews, solution methods, and applications that address industrial needs. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following items:

  • Chemical, refinery, and petrochemical processes;
  • Food and pharmaceutical processes;
  • Biorefinery, renewables, and clean energy;
  • Process synthesis, design, retrofit, and intensification;
  • Heat integration and energy savings;
  • Water integration and wastewater management;
  • Integrated application of new techniques into process optimization and integration.

Prof. Dr. Chuei-Tin Chang
Dr. Vincentius Surya Kurnia Adi
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Processes is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • process synthesis
  • chemical processes
  • heat integration
  • process optimization
  • process integration

Published Papers

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