Building a Multilevel Modeling Network for Lipid Processing Systems

Carlos Axel Diaz Tovar, Azizul Azri Mustaffa, Amol Hukkerikar, Alberto Quaglia, Gürkan Sin, Georgios Kontogeorgis, Bent Sarup, Rafiqul Gani

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Abstract

The world’s fats and oils production has been growing rapidly over the past few decades, exceeding the need for human nutrition. This overproduction combined with the increasing interest among the consumers for healthier food products and bio-fuels, has led the oleo chemical industry to face in the upcoming years major challenges in terms of design and development of better products and more sustainable processes. Although the oleo chemical industry is mature and based on well established processes, the complex systems that lipid compounds form, the lack of accurate predictive models for their physical properties and unit operation models for their processing have limited computer-aided methods and tools for process synthesis, modeling and simulation to be widely used for design, analysis, and optimization of these processes. The world’s fats and oils production has been growing rapidly over the past few decades, exceeding the need for human nutrition. This overproduction combined with the increasing interest among the consumers for healthier food products and bio-fuels, has led the oleo chemical industry to face in the upcoming years major challenges in terms of design and development of better products and more sustainable processes. Although the oleo chemical industry is mature and based on well established processes, the complex systems that lipid compounds form, the lack of accurate predictive models for their physical properties and unit operation models for their processing have limited computer-aided methods and tools for process synthesis, modeling and simulation to be widely used for design, analysis, and optimization of these processes.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2011
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event4th International Conference on Modeling, Simulation and Applied Optimization - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 19 Apr 201121 Apr 2011
Conference number: 4

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Modeling, Simulation and Applied Optimization
Number4
CountryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period19/04/201121/04/2011

Keywords

  • Multilevel Modeling
  • Computer Aided Flowsheet Design
  • Lipid Technology
  • Process Design
  • Property Prediction Models

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