Chemical Engineering Essentials from Academic Authors - Session Three - Process Dynamics and Control

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Originally delivered Feb 16, 2011
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Process control has become increasingly important in the process industries as a consequence of global competition, rapidly changing economic conditions, faster product development, and more stringent environmental and safety regulations. It is clear that the scope and importance of process control technology will continue to expand during the 21st century. Most chemical engineers typically take one undergraduate course in process control. Consequently, chemical engineers need to extend their current knowledge in order to be able to operate modern plants. New topics include increased use of simulation for analysis of control systems, soft sensors, controller performance monitoring, real-time optimization, batch process control, and model predictive control.

This webinar describes these advanced topics and gives a brief introduction to each one. An overview of process control topics on the FE exam will also be given.


Thomas Edgar

Thomas F. Edgar is Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin and holds the George T. and Gladys Abell Chair in Engineering.

Dr. Edgar received his B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Kansas and a Ph.D. from Princeton University.  For the past 37 years, he has concentrated his academic work in process modeling, control, and optimization, with over 200 articles and book chapters.  Edgar has co-authored leading textbooks:  Optimization of Chemical Processes (McGraw-Hill, 2001) and Process Dynamics and Control (Wiley, 2010).  He has received...Read more

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