By Gade Pandu Rangaiah (Editor) and Adrián Bonilla-Petriciolet (Editor), 
Wiley (2013)
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.