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Strategies for Computer-Aided Process Intensification

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Process Intensification (PI) and Modular Chemical Process Intensification (MCPI) are relatively new concepts for many professionals in the process industries. This course, developed by the Texas A&M University in partnership with Chemstations through a RAPID Manufacturing Institute award, is designed for professional engineers and faculty interested in state-of-the-art process design, synthesis and integration methods, models and techniques for computer-aided process intensification (PI). Over the course of three days, you’ll:

  • Review challenges, approaches, tools and opportunities for computer-aided PI
  • Learn systematic approaches for design and simulation of representative intensified processes involving reaction, separation, reactive separation and hybrid systems
  • Discuss model-based identification, analysis and benchmarking of intensification opportunities and early stage conceptual PI and MCPI process designs
  • Review model-based process flexibility, safety and operability analysis of PI and MCPI systems, and model-based strategies towards quality, safety and performance control of PI and MCPI designs
  • Perform techno-economic, feasibility and sustainability analysis of PI and MCPI process units and systems


    Mahmoud M. El-Halwagi

    Dr. Mahmoud El-Halwagi is a professor and Holder of the Bryan Research and Engineering Chair at the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, and the Managing Director of the Gas and Fuels Research Center at Texas A&M University. Dr. El-Halwagi’s main areas of expertise are sustainability, process integration, synthesis, design, operation, and optimization. He is the author of three textbooks, the co-author of more than 450 refereed papers and book chapters, and the co-editor of 10 books.

    He has served as a consultant to a wide variety of chemical, petrochemical,...Read more

    M. M. Faruque Hasan

    Dr. Faruque Hasan is an Associate Professor and the Kim Tompkins McDivitt ’88 and Phillip McDivitt ’87 Faculty Fellow in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University. He is also an affiliated faculty member of the Texas A&M Energy Institute. He received his B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology in 2005, a Ph.D. from the National University of Singapore in 2010, and postdoctoral training at Princeton University before joining Texas A&M University in 2014.

    He leads a research group that is...Read more

    Stratos Pistikopoulos

    Professor Pistikopoulos is TEES Distinguished Research Professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University. At Texas A&M, he is the Director of Texas A&M Energy Institute, Professor and Dow Chemical Chair, Department of Chemical Engineering, the Course Director of the Master of Science in Energy, the Director of the Gulf Coast Regional Manufacturing Centre, and the Texas A&M Principal Investigator of the RAPID Manufacturing USA Institute on process intensification, co-leading the Modeling & Simulation Focus Area.Read more

    Debalina Sengupta

    Debalina Sengupta obtained a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Chemical Engineering from Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India, in 2003. In 2010, she earned the Doctor of Philosophy degree in chemical engineering from the Department of Chemical Engineering at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Her research was on the optimization of industrial complexes and sustainability analysis using Total Cost Assessment Methodology. Dr. Sengupta is currently appointed as the Associate Director of the TEES Gas and Fuels Research Center. She is also co-authoring her second book titled “Measuring Progress towards Sustainability”, a Springer Publication.Read more

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