Industrial Process Analysis and Development

Track Description:
Industrial innovation requires the integration of emerging technology with comprehensive approaches to characterize the impact of process modifications, intensification, control strategies and new system designs. This technical track focuses on fundamental and applied research aimed at improving industrial processing systems. Topics include advanced process control, process intensification, process simulation, and process optimization, scaling and design.


Sessions in Track: Industrial Process Analysis and Development


Process and Equipment Design

Organizers:
Adel Al Taweel, Dalhousie University
Jan Haelssig, Dalhousie University

Keynote Speaker:
Céline Vaneeckhaute, Laval University

Keywords: equipment scale-up and scale-down, pilot-scale systems, multiphase flows, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), mixing, particulate processes, discrete element modelling (DEM), industrial reactors, industrial separation processes, unit operations, transport phenomena


Process Intensification

Organizers:
Adel Al Taweel, Dalhousie University
Jan Haelssig, Dalhousie University

Keywords: innovative process technologies, energy efficient processes, process integration, miniaturization, modularization, hybrid processes, transport phenomena, modelling and simulation


Process Simulation and Optimization

Organizer:
Xunyuan Yin, University of Alberta

Keynote Speaker:
Kamil Khan, McMaster University

Special Presentation:
Thomas A. Adams II, McMaster University
Title: Maximizing Our Impact: A call for the standardization of techno-economic analyses for sustainable energy systems design research.
Summary: The CSChE is leading the development of a new ISO standard for how eco-technoeconomic analyses are conducted on chemical and energy process systems. All potential stakeholders (researchers, industrial practitioners, public policy experts, etc) who are interested in learning about, using, or developing the standard are especially encouraged to attend.

Keywords: simulation software, optimization algorithms, optimal design strategies, model development, data science, data analytics, planning and scheduling


Systems and Control

Organizer:
Xunyuan Yin, University of Alberta

Keynote Speakers:
Nicolas Hudon, Queen's University
Christopher Swartz, McMaster University - D.G. Fisher Award

Keywords: statistical process control, statistical methods, linear and non-linear systems, fault detection, real-time monitoring, on-line measurements, data analytics, predictive control