Special Issue "Chemical Process Design, Simulation and Optimization"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 March 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Jean-Pierre Corriou

LRGP-CNRS-ENSIC, University of Lorraine, 1 rue Grandville BP 20451-54001, Nancy Cedex, France
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Interests: process modelling, simulation, optimization and control, chemical processes, signal processing, numerical methods
Guest Editor
Dr. Jean-Claude Assaf

Department of chemical and petrochemical engineering, Lebanese University (ULFG) & Saint Joseph University (ESIB), Beirut, Lebanon
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Interests: process modelling, simulation, optimization and control, chemical processes, linear & non-linear processes

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

 Chemical Process Design, Simulation and Optimization constitute the core of the activity of chemical process engineers, process developers and designers, process economic evaluators, energy engineers and researchers implicated in chemical engineering.

This Special Issue explores the design and simulation of new and revamped chemical processes as well as the numerical modeling and optimization of existing plants/processes using proven software. Thus, it offers novel illustrative examples, prospective applications and solutions to improve chemical processes. The aim of this issue is to combine theoretical principles with examples modeled by commonly-used simulation software (AspenPlus, AspenHysys, Pro/II, Prosim, CHEMCAD, Scilab, Matlab and others) employing steady-state or dynamic process simulation. Furthermore, applying numerical methods and optimization at both the theoretical and practical levels are within the scope of this issue. Original research papers and reviews covering a wide range of processes such as chemical industries, refining, oil and gas and engineering processes will be considered for publication.

Topics include, but are not limited to applications in the following areas:

  • Design and simulation of a novel or revamped chemical process
  • Optimization of the processing capacity and operating conditions of a current chemical process
  • Improvement of equipment design and the performance of a specific chemical process
  • Monitoring safety and operational issues in chemical plants
  • Identification of energy savings opportunities, material integration and economic evaluation to realize savings in the process design
  • Development of efficient numerical and optimization methods with applications in chemical and energy engineering
Prof. Dr. Jean-Pierre Corriou
Dr. Jean-Claude Assaf
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com 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 papers will be 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 1200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Please note that for papers submitted after 31 December 2019 an APC of 1400 CHF applies. 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.

Keywords

  • process modelling
  • simulation
  • optimization and control
  • chemical processes
  • linear and non-linear processes

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Research

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A Numerical Approach to Solve Volume-Based Batch Crystallization Model with Fines Dissolution Unit
Processes 2019, 7(7), 453; https://doi.org/10.3390/pr7070453
Received: 11 June 2019 / Revised: 10 July 2019 / Accepted: 12 July 2019 / Published: 15 July 2019
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In this article, a numerical study of a one-dimensional, volume-based batch crystallization model (PBM) is presented that is used in numerous industries and chemical engineering sciences. A numerical approximation of the underlying model is discussed by using an alternative Quadrature Method of Moments [...] Read more.
In this article, a numerical study of a one-dimensional, volume-based batch crystallization model (PBM) is presented that is used in numerous industries and chemical engineering sciences. A numerical approximation of the underlying model is discussed by using an alternative Quadrature Method of Moments (QMOM). Fines dissolution term is also incorporated in the governing equation for improvement of product quality and removal of undesirable particles. The moment-generating function is introduced in order to apply the QMOM. To find the quadrature abscissas, an orthogonal polynomial of degree three is derived. To verify the efficiency and accuracy of the proposed technique, two test problems are discussed. The numerical results obtained by the proposed scheme are plotted versus the analytical solutions. Thus, these findings line up well with the analytical findings. Full article
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