Process system engineering

Optimal sensor placement for leak detection and identification in pipeline networks

Detecting and identifying leaks in a pipeline network (citywide, industrial, domestic, etc.) is a challenging activity, one that has significant implication on safety and performance of the network. 

Efficient simulation of large scale process flowsheets

We have been developing/working with open source process simulators DWSIM and OpenModelica.  These simulators are proposed to be used for (1) steady state simulation (2) dynamic simulation (3) startup shutdown simulations, etc.  Both continuous and batch processes will be studied using these simulators.  We propose these simulators also for collaborative content creation, training a large number of chemical engineering students, and using them in a big way in industry, especially small and medium scale.

The current work involves the following: