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Procesna sistemska tehnika (Slovene)

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Code Science Field Subfield
2.02.00  Engineering sciences and technologies  Chemical engineering   

Code Science Field
T350  Technological sciences  Chemical technology and engineering 
T120  Technological sciences  Systems engineering, computer technology 
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Researchers (15)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  03009  PhD Branko Butinar  Chemical engineering  Researcher  2001 - 2003  141 
2.  01347  PhD Peter Glavič  Chemical engineering  Head  2001 - 2003  1,121 
3.  06008  PhD Andreja Goršek  Chemical engineering  Researcher  2001 - 2003  541 
4.  20036  PhD Nataša Iršič Bedenik  Chemical engineering  Researcher  2001 - 2003  46 
5.  10878  PhD Anita Kovač-Kralj  Chemical engineering  Researcher  2001 - 2003  336 
6.  03466  PhD Majda Krajnc  Chemical engineering  Researcher  2001 - 2003  231 
7.  06005  PhD Zdravko Kravanja  Chemical engineering  Researcher  2001 - 2003  905 
8.  11369  PhD Zorka Novak Pintarič  Chemical engineering  Researcher  2001 - 2003  477 
9.  04009  PhD Severina Oreški  Chemical engineering  Researcher  2001 - 2003  83 
10.  12681  PhD Bojan Pahor  Control and care of the environment  Researcher  2001 - 2003  167 
11.  13447  PhD Janez Petek  Chemical engineering  Researcher  2001 - 2003  414 
12.  03032  MSc Franc Purkeljc  Chemical engineering  Researcher  2001 - 2003  26 
13.  17865  PhD Gorazd Sobočan  Chemical engineering  Researcher  2001 - 2003  50 
14.  17867  PhD Aleksander Soršak  Chemical engineering  Researcher  2001 - 2003  46 
15.  19040  MSc Lea Žbontar Zver  Chemical engineering  Researcher  2001 - 2002  71 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0794  University of Maribor, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering  Maribor  5089638012  13,170 
The main topic of our research is to develop and apply systematic design methods for continuous and batch chemical processes that comprise energy consumable unit operations such as chemical reactions and separations. Among them we study methods for simultaneous mass and energy integration, and develop techniques for computer aided process optimization. The objective is to decrease both the consumption of different utilities (steam, fuels, refrigeration), water and raw material, and the production of wastes in process sources in chemical and petrochemical processes. Our research is devoted to the development of strategies, techniques and computer tools for an integrated synthesis of overall processes and their subsystems (reaction network, separation network, utility system) based on mixed-integer nonlinear programming (MINLP). The MINLP approach enables both discrete (selection of process units, their connectivity, ranges of operation) and continuous optimization (temp., flows, pressure, etc.) simultaneously. One of the objectives is to extend the superstructure approach to perform optimal selection of reaction paths within the conventional process synthesis, which would enable innovative reconstruction of existing plants. The major objective of the work is to develop an integrated framework (together with CAPEC-DTU, Denmark; CMU Pittsburgh, USA, etc.) for computer aided process synthesis, design and analysis of economically efficient, safe, flexible and environmentally benign processes that will comprise: a) identification of chemical species (e.g. molecular modeling) and thermodynamic prescreening of process alternatives, b) MINLP optimization of process flowsheet, c) sequential rigorous analysis of process scheme by steady state and dynamic simulation. To accomplish this goal the activities are proposed integrally at three levels: 1) improvement of efficiency (global optimization) and robustness of NLP, MILP and MINLP techniques, 2) development of an integrated methodology for MINLP synthesis of new and innovative reconstruction of existing plants at different levels of complexity from a simple NLP plant optimization to the simultaneous MINLP optimization of heat integrated and flexible plants, 3) development of a user-friendly computer tool (e.g. Mixed-Integer Process Synthesizer MIPSYN, MINLP based tool for a preliminary process design).
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