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Systematic identification and integration of process intensification alternatives

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Friday, March 15, 2019
  • Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

The design of novel intensified processes is currently the product of creativity rather than the result of applying systematic procedures for identification of process intensification (PI) opportunities at an early conceptual design stage. This project aims to develop novel and systematic approaches for identifying opportunities and targets for (thermal) process intensification. The targeting problem can be formulated as a mixed-integer linear program which can be solved by rigorous optimization techniques. In addition, a PI matrix could be developed to match PI technologies with the driving forces present in chemical processes and eventually provide a methodology for identifying PI opportunities and selecting the most appropriate PI technologies.

Funding Notes

Studentship available for top UK / EU students with a background in chemical engineering.

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Chemical Engineering

FTE Category A staff submitted: 33.90

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