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Special Issue "Multi-Objective Optimization of Processes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2020.
Prof. Dr. Gade Pandu Rangaiah Website E-Mail
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, National University of Singapore, Block E5, #02-25, 4 Engineering Drive 4, Singapore 117585
Interests: multi-objective optimization techniques and applications to design, process intensification, control, retrofitting and revamping of processes
Optimization has been playing a significant role for designing and controlling improved processes for many decades. However, over recent years, the view of an optimized process has changed from considering just the economic return to include other objectives including environmental impacts, social impacts, process safety, on-stream time, reliability, maintainability, and recyclability, to name just some of the possibilities. When a process designer needs to consider more than one criterion, this is known as multi-criteria decision analysis/making (MCDA/M). Multi-objective optimization (MOO) or optimization for multiple objectives has been a fast developing field of research, because of its ability to identify conflicts between objectives using Pareto-generating techniques that can provide many Pareto-optimal solutions at the same time.
This Special Issue on “Multi-Objective Optimization of Processes” focuses on new developments and applications of MOO to processes and systems of interest to chemical engineers. Topics include but not limited to the following:
- New techniques for multi-objective optimization;
- Developments in the selection of Pareto-optimal solutions;
- Applications to design and control of new processes and systems;
- Applications to retrofitting/revamping of existing processes and systems;
- Applications in product design, energy systems, food processing, mineral processing, and drug delivery;
- Optimization for diverse objectives related to economics, environmental impact, safety, controllability, and/or flexibility.
Prof. Dr. Gade Pandu Rangaiah
Prof. Dr. Andrew Hoadley
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.
- Optimization of processes for multiple objectives
- Multi-criteria optimization
- Multi-criteria decision analysis
- Process design
- Process control
- Process retrofitting
- Process revamping
- Industrial processes
- Energy systems