Process Control

Bharatkumar Suthar

Optimization and integration of water networks using systems theoretic approaches

The project will focus on recycle, regeneration and reuse of water in various water systems. A system theoretic approach based on formal modeling, optimization and control will be used to analyze existing networks and propose design guidelines for new networks. A strong background in mathematics, modeling, optimization and control is suggested.

Proposing Faculty
Research Area
  • Data Analysis
  • Modelling
  • Optimisation
  • Process Control

Advances in Systems Engineering using big data analytics and machine learning

The proposed project will advance the state-of-the-art in AI & ML based approaches towards solving niche problems associated with chemical engineering at different scales.

Proposing Faculty
Research Area
  • Data Analysis
  • Identification
  • Modelling
  • Optimisation
  • Process Control

Advances in Systems Engineering using big data analytics and machine learning

The proposed project will advance the state-of-the-art in AI & ML based approaches towards solving niche problems associated with chemical engineering at different scales.

Proposing Faculty
Research Area
  • Data Analysis
  • Identification
  • Modelling
  • Optimisation
  • Process Control

Design and control of divided wall columns

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

Biocatalytic microreactors

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Proposing Faculty
Research Area
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Catalysis
  • Process Control
  • Reaction Engineering
  • Reactor Modelling

Information Theoretic Measures for Sensor Network Design for Large Scale Systems

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Proposing Faculty
Research Area
  • Data Analysis
  • Optimisation
  • Process Control
  • Process Safety Analysis

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.  read more »

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

A general purpose dynamic process simulator

Process simulators are indispensable for the modern chemical industry.  For small and medium enterprises and also for new startups in the general area of chemicals and refining, simulation is an important mechanism to increase profits and to remain competitive.  As most small companies carry out their processing through batch operations, dynamic simulation capability is very important.  A general purpose open source dynamic process simulator has the potential to improve the employment potential of chemical engineering graduates.  read more »

Proposing Faculty
Research Area
  • Identification
  • Modelling
  • Optimisation
  • Process Control
  • Process Safety Analysis
Sujit S Jogwar