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Intelligent Systems in Process Engineering, Part I: Paradigms from Product and Process Design - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780120085217, 9780080565682

Intelligent Systems in Process Engineering, Part I: Paradigms from Product and Process Design, Volume 21

1st Edition

Serial Volume Editor: Chonghun Han
Editor in Chief: James Wei
Serial Editors: John Anderson Morton Denn John Seinfeld James Wei
Series Volume Editor: George Stephanopoulos
eBook ISBN: 9780080565682
Hardcover ISBN: 9780120085217
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 3rd October 1995
Page Count: 311
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Table of Contents

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.


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.

Key Features

  • Sets the foundations for the development of computer-aided tools for solving a number of distinct engineering problems
  • Exposes the reader to a variety of AI techniques in automatic modeling, searching, reasoning, and learning
  • The product of ten-years experience in integrating AI into process engineering
  • Offers expanded and realistic formulations of real-world problems


Academic and industrial researchers in chemical engineering.


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"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." --JOURNAL OF AMERICAN CHEMISTRY SOCIETY

"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." --CHEMICAL ENGINEERING SCIENCE

Ratings and Reviews

About the Serial Volume Editor

Chonghun Han

Affiliations and Expertise

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

About the Editor in Chief

James Wei

Affiliations and Expertise

Princeton University, New Jersey, U.S.A.

About the Serial Editors

John Anderson

Affiliations and Expertise

Carnegie Mellon University

Morton Denn

Affiliations and Expertise

University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

John Seinfeld

Affiliations and Expertise

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, U.S.A.

James Wei

Affiliations and Expertise

Princeton University, New Jersey, U.S.A.

About the Series Volume Editor

George Stephanopoulos

Gregory Stephanopoulos is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at MIT. He received his B.S. from the National Technical University of Athens, his M.S. from the University of Florida and his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, all in Chemical Engineering. Upon graduation, he joined the Chemical Engineering Faculty of the California Institute of Technology, where he served as Assistant and Associate Professor until 1985. In 1985 he was appointed Professor of Chemical Engineering at MIT where he has been ever since.Stephanopoulos' work has appeared in more than 150 publications and 7 patents. He has been recognized with the Dreyfus Foundation Teacher Scholar Award (1982), Excellence in Teaching Award (1984), and Technical Achievement Award of the AIChE (1984). He has been a Presidential Young Investigator and the Chairman of the Food Pharmaceutical & Bioengineering Division of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (1992). In 1992 he was a Visiting Professor at the International Research Center for Biotechnology at Osaka University and was elected a Founding Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. In 1996 he chaired the first Conference on Metabolic Engineering and gave the inaugural Bayer Lecture on Biochemical Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley. He was honored with the FPBE Division Award at AIChE in 1997.

Affiliations and Expertise

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, U.S.A.