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Intelligent Systems in Process Engineering, Part I: Paradigms from Product and Process Design

Volumes 21 and 22 of Advances in Chemical Engineering contain ten prototypical paradigms which integrate ideas and methodologies from artificial intelligence with those from operations research, estimation andcontrol theory, and statistics. Each paradigm has been constructed around an engineering problem, e.g. product design, process design, process operations monitoring, planning, scheduling, or control. Along with the engineering problem, each paradigm advances a specific methodological theme from AI, such as: modeling languages; automation in design; symbolic and quantitative reasoning; inductive and deductive reasoning; searching spaces of discrete solutions; non-monotonic reasoning; analogical learning;empirical learning through neural networks; reasoning in time; and logic in numerical computing. Together the ten paradigms of the two volumes indicate how computers can expand the scope, type, and amount of knowledge that can be articulated and used in solving a broad range of engineering problems.

Academic and industrial researchers in chemical engineering.

Hardbound, 311 Pages

Published: October 1995

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-008521-7


  • "By scanning the progression of topics from the earliest volumes to the present one, it is possible to gain a perspective on the growth and evolution of chemical engineering from artful practice to rigorous science. During these past two decades the field has become one of the premier applied sciences by virtue of its vigor and scope. The contents of this latest volume provide strong evidence for this evolution...The scope of this volume is impressive...It is a scope that is reflective of the current state of chemical engineering science."

    "A great deal of care has gone into the preparation of the contributions, and these prove to be both readable and informative...I strongly commendthis book to all involved in teaching or research in chemical engineering."


  • C.J. Nagel, C. Han, and G. Stephanopoulos, Modeling Languages: Declarative and Imperative Descriptions of Chemical Reactions and Processing Systems. C. Han, G. Stephanopoulos, and J.M. Douglas, Automation in Design:The Conceptual Synthesis of Chemical Processing Schemes. M.L. Mavrovouniotis, Symbolic and Quantitative Reasoning: Design of Reaction Pathways through Recursive Satisfaction of Constraints. C. Nagel and G. Stephanopoulos, Inductive and Deductive Reasoning: The Case of Identifying Potential Hazards in Chemical Processes. K.G. Joback and G. Stephanopoulos, Searching Spaces of Discrete Solutions: The Design of Molecules Possessing Desired Physical Properties. References.


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