Integrated design and control of mixed energy integration

Mixed (combined direct and indirect integration) is an optimal way of designing energy-integrated batch process systems. While such configurations propose the maximum energy savings, these benefits can only be practical if such systems are robust to typical disturbances encountered by batch processes. This project aims to target this issue by considering an integrated design and control approach wherein operational considerations are incorporated right during the design stage. The resulting designs can therefore provide a good trade-off between economic benefits and ease of operation.

The project requires expertise in Matlab, specifically performing dynamic simulations for opel/closed loop systems. Exposure to basics of energy integration will be helpful.

Proposing Faculty
Research Area
  • Energy Integration
  • Modelling
  • Optimisation
  • Process Control