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  • A combined scheduling reactive scheduling strategy to minimize the effect of process operations uncertainty in batch plants 

    Sanmartí, E; Huercio Berenguer, Albert; Espuña Camarasa, Antonio; Puigjaner Corbella, Lluis (Pergamon Press, 1996)
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    This paper deals with production scheduling of multipurpose batch chemical plants under uncertainty. The uncertainty associated with process operations causes that production can not be carried out exactly as scheduled. ...
  • Adsorción de boro del agua 

    Ravelo Polo, Bruno (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2012-06-25)
    Master thesis (pre-Bologna period)
    Open Access
    En el siguiente trabajo se propone la técnica de la adsorción mediante la utilización de polímeros naturales para eliminar el boro de residuos industriales, puesto que estos residuos presentan una gran problemática ...
  • A modeling strategy for integrated batch process development based on mixed-logic dynamic optimization 

    Moreno Benito, Marta; frankl, kathrin; Espuña Camarasa, Antonio; Marquardt, Wolfgang (Pergamon Press, 2016-11-02)
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    This paper introduces an optimization-based approach for the simultaneous solution of batch process synthesis and plant allocation, with decisions like the selection of chemicals, process stages, task-unit assignments, ...
  • Articulació i coordinació d'un Màster d'Enginyeria de Processos 

    Mateu Herrador, Ferran (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2007-05)
    Master thesis (pre-Bologna period)
    Open Access
    En aquest projecte s’ha articulat i coordinat la infrastructura d’un Màster d’Enginyeria de Processos Químics dins l’Espai Europeu d’Educació Superior (EEES), que com a tal s’ha adaptat a la normativa vigent en aquest ...
  • Chemical processing routes based on reaction pathways 

    Bertran Subirana, Maria-Ona (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya / Denmarks Tekniske Universitet, 2013)
    Bachelor thesis
    Open Access
    Covenantee:  Danmarks tekniske universitet
    The integration of reaction and separation tasks in one process unit represents a potential advantage for overcoming reaction limitations, such as reaction equilibrium. The design of reactive separation units based on ...
  • Data-based fault detection in chemical processes: Managing records with operator intervention and uncertain labels 

    Askarian, Mahdieh; Benítez Iglesias, Raúl; Graells Sobré, Moisès; Zarghami, Reza (2016-06-23)
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    Developing data-driven fault detection systems for chemical plants requires managing uncertain data labels and dynamic attributes due to operator-process interactions. Mislabeled data is a known problem in computer science ...
  • Economic optimization of the water reuse network in batch process industries 

    Almato Guiteres, María; Sanmartí, E; Espuña Camarasa, Antonio; Puigjaner Corbella, Lluis (Pergamon Press, 1999)
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    Water reuse has proved to be an efficient way to reduce freshwater demand and wastewater generation in process industries. In this paper, a methodology for minimizing the costs associated to water management in batch process ...
  • Experimental and computational study of agitated vessels 

    Artero Beltran, Lara (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2012)
    Bachelor thesis
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    The fluid flow in an agitated tank has been studied in a laboratory vessel and using computational fluid dynamics (commonly known as CFD). The investigation has been focused on power draw measurements at different rotational ...
  • Fault diagnosis of chemical processes with incomplete observations: A comparative study 

    Askarian, Mahdieh; Escudero Bakx, Gerard; Graells Sobré, Moisès; Zarghami, Reza; Jalali Farahani, Farhang; Mostoufi, Navid (Pergamon Press, 2016-01-04)
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    An important problem to be addressed by diagnostic systems in industrial applications is the estimation of faults with incomplete observations. This work discusses different approaches for handling missing data, and ...
  • Flexible batch process and plant design using mixed-logic dynamic optimization: single-product plants 

    Moreno Benito, Marta; Espuña Camarasa, Antonio; Puigjaner Corbella, Lluis (2014-11-05)
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    Batch manufacturing plants require the frequent adaptation of production facilities to incorporate internal and external uncertainties. The introduction of flexibility in the design of general-purpose plants represents a ...
  • Fly ash as reactive sorbent for phosphate removal from treated waste water as a potential slow release fertilizer 

    Hermassi, Mehrez; Valderrama Angel, César Alberto; Moreno Palmerola, Natalia; Font Piqueras, Oriol; Querol Carceller, Xavier; Batis, Narjes; Cortina Pallás, José Luís (2017-02-01)
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    There is interest in recovering phosphate (P(V)) from secondary sources, such as waste water streams for potential use as fertilizers reducing the environmental impacts of P(V) discharges and providing alternative phosphorus ...
  • Incorporating online scheduling strategies in integrated batch-production control 

    Huercio Berenguer, Albert; Espuña Camarasa, Antonio; Puigjaner Corbella, Lluis (Pergamon Press, 1995)
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    Given a set of product recipes, the main goal of production scheduling is to attain an optimal solution which satisfies the market demand taking into account a variety of constraints and specific policies. Thus, a schedule ...
  • Integrated process and plant design optimisation of industrial scale batch systems: Addressing the inherent dynamics through stochastic and hybrid approaches 

    Moreno Benito, Marta; Dombayci, Canan; Espuña Camarasa, Antonio; Puigjaner Corbella, Lluís (2015-01-01)
    Article
    Open Access
    This work explores stochastic and hybrid solution approaches for dealing with the problem of integrated batch process development and plant design. The simultaneous optimization of batch process synthesis, task allocation ...
  • Molècules en acció : del big bang als materials del futur 

    Duran, Xavier (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2010)
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    L'origen de la vida, la forma com els animals s'atreuen o com les plantes es defensen, els mecanismes del càncer, les addiccions, la composició dels pigments de les obres d'art, la forma d'obtenir vehicles més segurs, ...
  • Nitrogen removal and Phosphorus recovery by USB and chemical precipitation process 

    Esguerra Laudo, Lara (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya / Nagaoka University of Technology, 2010)
    Master thesis (pre-Bologna period)
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    Large quantities of nutrients in aquatic environment, such as nitrates and phosphates can lead to eutrophication. Two important sources of those nutrients are wastewater effluent and untreated sewage. The contribution ...
  • Optimització dels paràmetres d’un forn d’inducció per la conformació en estat semisòlid. 

    Galimany Castilla, Héctor (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2012-06-25)
    Master thesis (pre-Bologna period)
    Open Access
    Covenantee:  Centre de Disseny d’Aliatges Lleugers i Tractaments de Superfícies
    Actualment les empreses han d’innovar en noves tecnologies que permetin obtenir components amb una major qualitat a un cost de producció inferior degut a la gran competitivitat que existeix a nivell industrial, concretament ...
  • Optimización de la planta de in-line blending del poliuretano 

    Carraro, Matteo (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2013-07)
    Master thesis
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    El objetivo de este trabajo es de optimizar el sistema del in-line blending (un nuevo sistema de coloración de polioles) de la planta de producción de poliuretano (PUR) de la empresa Bayer MaterialScience S.L. de Tarragona. Al ...
  • Study of thermal behaviour of microsystems for Reaction Engineering 

    Comas Alvarez, Nuria (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya / Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse, 2010)
    Master thesis (pre-Bologna period)
    Open Access
    Process intensification is a new paradigm in Chemical Engineering, aiming at achieving sustainability in the process industry, so the world’s requirements for energy and consumer products are met without compromising ...