Challenges and opportunities in integration of design and control

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Process synthesis and design of plant operation are related topics but current industrial practice solves these problems sequentially. The implication of this sequential strategy may result in design of processing systems which are very hard to control. This paper presents a discussion on drivers for an integrated approach and outlines the challenges in formulation of such a multi-objective synthesis problem. This discussion is viewed in relation to some of the changing trends in the industry. Significant results have been published which in different ways seek to handle the integrated problem. Further, advancements in control algorithms and software have widened the range of feasible operation and control for strongly interconnected production systems. In light of these advances in different areas of the field, recommendations for further research and initiatives for development of an integrated approach are given with focus on how new results on the short term can improve industrial practice.
Original languageEnglish
JournalComputers and Chemical Engineering
Pages (from-to)138-146
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event8th International Conference on Foundations of Computer-Aided Process Design - Suncadia Resort, Cle Elum, United States
Duration: 13 Jul 201417 Jul 2014


Conference8th International Conference on Foundations of Computer-Aided Process Design
LocationSuncadia Resort
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityCle Elum

Bibliographical note

Special Issue: Selected papers from the 8th International Symposium on the Foundations of Computer-Aided Process Design (FOCAPD 2014), July 13-17, 2014, Cle Elum, Washington, USA


  • Process control
  • Process design
  • Process integration
  • Process synthesis


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