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  Computer Optimisation of Chemical Engineering Processes and Technologies (CONCEPT)

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Field of study:
Engineering and Architecture
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+34 965903400 x 2322

Annual reports

Annual report
  • Study of industrial effluents
  • Transport through membranes (ultrafiltration, reverse osmosis)
  • Diffusion processes in liquids and gels
  • Synthesis of chemical processes based on mathematical programming
    - Desarrollo de secuencias de destilación con acoplamiento térmico. - Alternativas híbridas simulación - optimización para la síntesis de procesos químicos.
  • Metamodels and machine learning for the design of particularly complex processes
  • Multi-objective optimisation and life-cycle analysis in chemical processes
  • Integration of conceptual knowledge in optimisation models

 

 

Services offered

Síntesis y Optimización de procesos químicos. Métodos sistematicos para el diseño y modificación de procesos químicos sostenibles, con especial énfasis en aspectos de integración e intesificación. El grupo tiene experiencia en el re-diseño de procesos con enfasis en el ahorro energético y la reducción de impactos ambientales

 

 

Results

Algunos resultados relevantes: Empresa Lyondel-Basel estudio de una secuencia de separación híbrida destilación - membrana para la separación de hidrocarburos ligeros (etano-elileno). Los resultados mostraron ahorros potenciales de varios millones de dólares al año. Empresa SABIC-IP. Estudio de la planta de DPC (difenil carbonato). Se plnatearon varios diagramas de flujo alternativos así como la integración de la planta de DPC con la de metanol. Los resultados muestran ahorros potenciales muy importantes. 3 patentes en proceso.

 

 

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RELEVANT CONTRIBUTIONS TO RESEARCH PROJECTS
  • Project title: Desarrollo de herramientas sistemáticas para el modelado y optimización de procesos más sostenibles con integración de aspecto económicos, ambientales y sociales.
    Competitive: Yes
    European: No
    Public: Yes
    Project sponsors: MINISTERIO DE ECONOMIA Y EMPRESA
    Starting date: 30/12/2016
    Termination date: 29/12/2019
  • Project title: Metodologías para el diseño avanzado de procesos químicos sostenibles: optimización, intensificación; eficiencia energética y sostenibilidad
    Competitive: Yes
    European: No
    Public: Yes
    Project sponsors: MINISTERIO DE ECONOMIA Y EMPRESA
    Starting date: 01/01/2013
    Termination date: 31/12/2015
  • Project title: Métodos Sistemáticos para la Integración y Diseño Optimos de Procesos Químicos sostenibles
    Competitive: Yes
    European: No
    Public: Yes
    Project sponsors: MINISTERIO DE ECONOMIA Y EMPRESA
    Starting date: 01/01/2010
    Termination date: 31/12/2012
  • Project title: Desarrollo de una metodología para el diseño de procesos químicos sostenibles que incorpore los principios de seguridad inherente.
    Competitive: Yes
    European: No
    Public: Yes
    Project sponsors: GENERALITAT VALENCIANA
    Starting date: 01/01/2016
    Termination date: 31/12/2017
  • Project title: Métodos sistemáticos para la síntesis de procesos químicos.
    Competitive: Yes
    European: No
    Public: Yes
    Project sponsors: MINISTERIO DE ECONOMIA Y EMPRESA
    Starting date: 01/11/2002
    Termination date: 31/10/2005
  • Project title: Computer Optimization of Chemical Engineering Processes and Technologies (CONCEPT) - VIGROB-283
    Competitive: Yes
    European: No
    Public: Yes
    Project sponsors: UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE
    Starting date: 01/01/2024
    Termination date: 31/12/2024
  • Project title: Computer Optimization of Chemical Engineering Processes and Technologies (CONCEPT) - VIGROB-283
    Competitive: Yes
    European: No
    Public: Yes
    Project sponsors: UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE
    Starting date: 01/01/2024
    Termination date: 31/12/2024
  • Project title: Integración del aprendizaje automático y la programación matemática para el diseño de proceso químicos bajo incertidumbre
    Competitive: Yes
    European: No
    Public: Yes
    Project sponsors: MINISTERIO DE UNIVERSIDADES
    Starting date: 01/01/2024
    Termination date: 31/12/2027
  • Project title: Computer Optimization of Chemical Engineering Processes and Technologies (CONCEPT) - VIGROB-283
    Competitive: Yes
    European: No
    Public: Yes
    Project sponsors: UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE
    Starting date: 01/01/2023
    Termination date: 31/12/2023
  • Project title: Computer Optimization of Chemical Engineering Processes and Technologies (CONCEPT) - VIGROB-283
    Competitive: Yes
    European: No
    Public: Yes
    Project sponsors: UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE
    Starting date: 01/01/2023
    Termination date: 31/12/2023

Publications See search box

RELEVANT CONTRIBUTIONS IN JOURNALS
  • Title: Disjunctive model for the simultaneous optimization and heat integration with unclassified streams and area estimation
    Authors: Quirante, N.; Caballero, J.A.; , Grossmann, I. E.
    Journals Computers and Chemical Engineering
    Volume: 108
    Pages: 217 - 231
    Date: 2018
    ISSN: 0098-1354
    DOI: dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compchemeng.2017.09.013
  • Title: Logic hybrid simulation-optimization algorithm for distillation design.
    Authors: Caballero, J.A.
    Journals Computers and Chemical Engineering
    Volume: 72
    Pages: 284 - 299
    Date: 2015
    ISSN: 0098-1354
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compchemeng.2014.03.016
  • Title: An Algorithm for the Use of  Surrogate Models in Modular Flowsheet Optimization
    Authors: Caballero, J.A.; , Grossmann, I. E.
    Journals AIChE Journal (Online)
    Volume: 54
    Pages: 2633 - 2650
    Date: 2008
    ISSN: 1547-5905
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aic.11579
  • Title: Structural considerations and modeling in the synthesis of heat integrated-thermally coupled distillation systems
    Authors: Caballero, J.A.; , Grossmann, I. E.
    Journals Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research
    Volume: 45
    Pages: 8454 - 8474
    Date: 2006
    ISSN: 0888-5885
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ie060030w
  • Title: Optimal synthesis of work and heat exchangers networks considering unclassified process streams at sub and above-ambient conditions.
    Authors: , Onishi, V.C.; Quirante, N.; , Ravagnani, M. A.S.S; Caballero, J.A.
    Journals Applied Energy
    Volume: 224
    Pages: 567 - 581
    Date: 2018
    ISSN: 0306-2619
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.05.006
  • Title: Water Distribution Networks Optimization Considering Uncertainties in the Demand Nodes  
    Authors: Ruiz-Femenia, R.; Salcedo-Díaz, R.
    Journals Water Resources Management
    Volume: 38
    Pages: 1479 - 1495
    Date: 2024
    ISSN: 0920-4741
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11269-024-03733-y
  • Title: Economic and Environmental Performance of an Integrated CO2 Refinery
    Authors: Ioannou, Iasonas; Javaloyes, J.; Caballero, J.A.; , Gonzalo Guillén-Gosálbez
    Journals ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering
    Volume: 11
    Pages: 1949 - 1961
    Date: 2023
    ISSN: 2168-0485
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/acssuschemeng.2c06724
  • Title: Hybrid analytical surrogate-based process optimization via Bayesian symbolic regression
    Authors: Sachin, Jog; Vázquez D.; dos Santos, Lucas F.; Caballero, J.A.; , Guillén-Gosalbez, G.
    Journals Computers and Chemical Engineering
    Volume:
    Pages: 108563 -
    Date: 2023
    ISSN: 0098-1354
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compchemeng.2023.108563
  • Title: Multi-objective simulation-optimization via kriging surrogate models applied to natural gas liquefaction process design
    Authors: Santos, Lucas. F; Costa, Caliane B.B.; Caballero, J.A.; , M.A.S.S. Ravagnani
    Journals Energy
    Volume: 262 part B
    Pages: 125271 -
    Date: 2023
    ISSN: 0360-5442
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2022.125271
  • Title: Procedure to Qualitatively Represent Residue Curve Maps and Analyze the Possible Existence of Distillation Boundaries (RUA 2023)
    Authors: Reyes-Labarta, J.A.
    Journals Revista sin ISSN
    Volume:
    Pages: -
    Date: 2023
    ISSN: 0000-0000
    RUA: http://hdlhandlenet/10045/131058
RELEVANT PUBLISHED BOOKS
  • Title: Redes de cambiadores de calor
    Authors: Caballero, J.A.; , Mauro A.S.S. Ravagnani; , José A. Caballero
    Editorial: Publicaciones de la Universidad de Alicante
    Date: 2012
    ISBN: 9788497171977
  • Title: Estudio de los Procesos de Reticulado, Espumado y Descomposición Térmica de Formulaciones Industriales de Copolímeros de EVA y PE. Análisis Cinético
    Authors: Sempere Alemany, Francisco Javier; Reyes-Labarta, J.A.; Marcilla, A.
    Editorial: Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes (Universidad de Alicante)
    Date: 2003
    ISBN: 84-688-3016-X
    RUA: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/10130
  • Title: Diseño de Columnas de Rectificación y Extracción Multicomponente. Cálculo del Reflujo Mínimo.
    Authors: Reyes-Labarta, J.A.; , Marcilla, A.; , Gomez, A.
    Editorial: Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes (Universidad de Alicante)
    Date: 2000
    ISBN: 84-699-5991-3
    RUA: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/10023
  • Title: Operaciones de separación de transferencia de materia
    Authors: Marcilla, A.; Gómez-Siurana, A; García, A.N.; Beltrán, M.I.; Olaya, M.M.; Reyes-Labarta, J.A.
    Editorial: Editorial Sintesis
    Date: 2022
    ISBN: 9788413571775
    RUA: https://wwwsintesiscom/ingenier%C3%ADa%20qu%C3%ADmica-139/operaciones%20de%20separaci%C3%B3n%20de%20transferencia%20de%20materia-ebook-3029html
RELEVANT PUBLISHED BOOK CHAPTERS
  • Book chapter title: Efficient use of energy in distillation sequences
    Authors: Caballero, J.A.; Reyes-Labarta, J.A.; , Laureano Jiménez
    Editorial: Elsevier
    Pages: 1925 - 1930
    Date: 2023
    ISBN:
    Book title: Computer-Aided Chemical Engineering-Elsevier Science. European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering-33. Editors: Antonis Kokossis, Michael C. Georgiadis, Efstratios N. Pistikopoulos

    DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-443-15274-0.50306-1
    RUA: https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-443-15274-0.50306-1
  • Book chapter title: Liquid-Liquid Equilibrium Data Correlation: Predicting a robust and consistent set of initial NRTL parameters
    Authors: Reyes-Labarta, J.A.; Caballero, J.A.
    Editorial: Elsevier
    Pages: 3457 - 3462
    Date: 2023
    ISBN:
    Book title: Computer-Aided Chemical Engineering-Elsevier Science. European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering-33. Editors: Antonis Kokossis, Michael C. Georgiadis, Efstratios N. Pistikopoulos

    DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-443-15274-0.50552-7
    RUA: https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-443-15274-0.50552-7
  • Book chapter title: 40. Cómo transformar las Tutorías Grupales en sesiones más útiles y provechosas en una asignatura de la rama de Ingeniería Química
    Authors: Fernández-Torres, M.J.; Aracil, I.; Ruiz-Femenia, R.
    Editorial:
    Pages: 105 - 106
    Date: 2022
    ISBN:
    Book title: XARXES-INNOVAESTIC 2022. Llibre d"actes: Universidad de Alicante. Instituto de Ciencias de la Educación

    RUA: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/124139
  • Book chapter title: Cómo sacar provecho a las sesiones de problemas en una asignatura de la rama de ingeniería química a pesar de la falta de presencialidad física
    Authors: Fernández-Torres, M.J.; Aracil, I.; , Aracil-Sáez, I.; Ruiz-Femenia, R.; , Ruiz-Femenia, J.R.
    Editorial: UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE
    Pages: 110 - 111
    Date: 2021
    ISBN:
    Book title: REDES-INNOVAESTIC 2021. Libro de Actas
  • Book chapter title: Utilización de software profesional para la modernización de la asignatura de Fenómenos de Transporte en el Máster de Ingeniería Química
    Authors: Fernández-Torres, M.J.; Aracil, I.; Ruiz-Femenia, R.; Salcedo-Díaz, R.
    Editorial: Instituto de Ciencias de la Educación (ICE) de la Universidad de Alicante
    Pages: 399 - 340
    Date: 2019
    ISBN:
    Book title: REDES-INNOVAESTIC 2019. Libro de Actas
  • Book chapter title: Desalination of Shale Gas Wastewater: Thermal and Membrane Applications for Zero-Liquid Discharge
    Authors: Onishi, V.C.; , Fraga, E.S.; Reyes-Labarta, J.A.; Caballero, J.A.
    Editorial: Elsevier Science
    Pages: 399 - 431
    Date: 2018
    ISBN:
    Book title: Emerging Technologies for Sustainable Desalination Handbook

    DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-815818-0.09995-1
  • Book chapter title: Membrane Desalination in Shale Gas Industry. Applications and Perspectives
    Authors: Onishi, V.C.; Reyes-Labarta, J.A.; Caballero, J.A.
    Editorial: Elsevier Science
    Pages: 239 - 263
    Date: 2018
    ISBN:
    Book title: Current Trends and Future Developments on (Bio-) Membranes - Membrane Desalination Systems: The Next Generation
  • Book chapter title: Membrane Desalination in Shale-Gas Industry: Application and Perspectives.
    Authors: , Onishi, V.C.; , Reyes-Labarta, J.A.; Caballero, J.A.
    Editorial: Elsevier Science
    Pages: In Press -
    Date: 2018
    ISBN:
    Book title: Current Trends and Future Developments on (Bio-) Membranes 1st Edition Membrane Desalination Systems: The Next Generation
  • Book chapter title: Sustainable Optimal Strategic Planning for Shale Water Management
    Authors: , Carrero-Parreño, A.; , Ruiz-Femenia, R.; , Caballero, J. A.; Reyes-Labarta, J.A.; , Grossmann, I. E.
    Editorial: Elsevier Science
    Pages: 657 - 662
    Date: 2018
    ISBN:
    Book title: Computer-Aided Chemical Engineering 43. European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering 28.
  • Book chapter title: Zero-Liquid Discharge Desalination of Hypersaline Shale Gas Wastewater: Challenges and Future Directions
    Authors: Onishi, V.C.; Reyes-Labarta, J.A.; Caballero, J.A.
    Editorial: Springer International Publishing
    Pages: 65 - 67
    Date: 2018
    ISBN:
    Book title: Recent Advances in Environmental Science from the Euro-Mediterranean and Surrounding Regions.  Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation

    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-70548-4_24
RELEVANT CONFERENCE PAPERS
  • Title: An overview of advances in zeotropic distillation systems
    Authors: Fernández-Torres, M.J.
    Type of participation: Ponencia
    Conference name: Workshop on Simulation and Optimization for Sustainable Engineering
    Event type: Internacional
    City of performance: Santander (CANTABRIA) (ESPAÑA)
    Date of performance: 28/09/2023
  • Title: An overview of advances in zeotropic distillation systems.
    Authors: Caballero, J.A.; Fernández-Torres, M.J.
    Type of participation: Ponencia invitada
    Conference name: Workshop on Simulation and Optimization for Sustainable Engineering.
    Event type: Internacional
    City of performance: Santander (CANTABRIA) (ESPAÑA)
    Date of performance: 28/09/2023
  • Title: NRTL model for UCST, LCST and Closed miscibility loops LLE Behaviour
    Authors: Olaya, M.M.; Carbonell-Hermida, P.; , Trives. M.; Marcilla, A.; Reyes-Labarta, J.A.
    Type of participation: Ponencia
    Conference name: 14th Mediterranean Congress of Chemical Engineering
    Event type: Internacional
    City of performance: Barcelona (BARCELONA) (ESPAÑA)
    Date of performance: 16/11/2020
  • Title: Optimal Design of Water Distribution Networks
    Authors: , Carvalho, E.P.; , Ravagnani, M.A.D.S; Caballero, J.A.; , Cassiolato, G.
    Type of participation: Ponencia
    Conference name: PRES19
    Event type: Europeo
    City of performance: Agios Nikolaos, Crete. (GRECIA)
    Date of performance: 20/10/2019
  • Title: Lecturing Chemical Reactor Design in English: Practical tricks to get full attention from the students
    Authors: Fernández-Torres, M.J.; Aracil, I.; Ruiz-Femenia, R.
    Type of participation: Ponencia
    Conference name: 3rd International Seminar. English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI): embracing pluricultural education
    Event type: Europeo
    City of performance: Valencia (VALENCIA/ VALÈNCIA)
    Date of performance: 16/05/2019
  • Title: A Novel Objective Reduction Method: Application to the Comparison of Risk Metrics
    Authors: Ruiz-Femenia, R.; Caballero, J.A.; Vázquez D.
    Type of participation: Ponencia
    Conference name: 2018 AIChE Annual Meeting
    Event type: Internacional
    City of performance: Pittsburgh (ESTADOS UNIDOS DE AMÉRICA)
    Date of performance: 28/10/2018
  • Title: Optimal Shale Gas Water Management: A Perspective from the Cooperative Games Theory
    Authors: , Salcedo-Díaz, R.; Reyes-Labarta, J.A.; , Carrero-Parreño, A.; , Ruiz-Femenia, R.; , Caballero, J. A.
    Type of participation: Ponencia
    Conference name: 2018 AIChE Annual Meeting
    Event type: Internacional
    City of performance: Pittsburgh (ESTADOS UNIDOS DE AMÉRICA)
    Date of performance: 28/10/2018
  • Title: Sustainable Optimal Strategic Planning for Shale Water Management
    Authors: , Carrero-Parreño, A.; , Grossmann, I. E.; , Ruiz-Femenia, R.; Reyes-Labarta, J.A.; , Caballero, J. A.
    Type of participation: Ponencia
    Conference name: 2018 AIChE Annual Meeting
    Event type: Internacional
    City of performance: Pittsburgh (ESTADOS UNIDOS DE AMÉRICA)
    Date of performance: 28/10/2018
  • Title: The Potential of Cooperative Game Theory for the Design of Chemical Supply Chain Networks Under the Carbon Trading Scheme
    Authors: , Salcedo-Díaz, R.; , Ruiz-Femenia, R.; Caballero, J.A.
    Type of participation: Ponencia
    Conference name: 2018 AIChE Annual Meeting
    Event type: Internacional
    City of performance: Pittsburgh (ESTADOS UNIDOS DE AMÉRICA)
    Date of performance: 28/10/2018
  • Title: Procedure for the correlation of normal appearance VLE data where the classical models dramatically fail with no apparent reason
    Authors: Marcilla, A.; Reyes-Labarta, J.A.; Olaya, M.M.
    Type of participation: Ponencia
    Conference name: EQUIFASE 2018. XI Iberoamerican Conference on Phase Equilibria and Fluid Properties for Process Design
    Event type: Internacional
    City of performance: Córdoba (ARGENTINA)
    Date of performance: 22/10/2018