“MULTI-OBJECTIVE OPTIMIZATION IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING: DEVELOPMENTS AND
By Gade Pandu Rangaiah (Editor) and Adrián Bonilla-Petriciolet (Editor),
We are pleased to announce the publication of the above book. There is a
perpetual need to optimize the design and operating conditions of industrial
process systems in order to improve their performance, energy efficiency,
profitability, safety and reliability. However, with most chemical
engineering application problems having many variables with complex inter-
relationships, meeting these optimization objectives can be challenging.
This is where Multi-Objective Optimization (MOO) is useful to find the
optimal trade-offs among two or more conflicting objectives.
The above book provides an overview of the recent developments and
applications of MOO for modeling, design and operation of chemical,
petrochemical, pharmaceutical, energy and related processes. It then covers
important theoretical and computational developments as well as specific
applications such as metabolic reaction networks, chromatographic systems,
CO2 emissions targeting for petroleum refining units, ecodesign of chemical
processes, ethanol purification and cumene process design.
This book follows the earlier book entitled “Multi-Objective Optimization:
Techniques and Applications in Chemical Engineering” edited by Gade Pandu
Rangaiah, World Scientific (2009)
These two books on Multi-Objective Optimization in Chemical Engineering are
invaluable resources for researchers and graduate students in chemical
engineering as well as for industrial practitioners and engineers involved
in process design, modeling and optimization.