Richard Faber

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Many parameter estimation problems in chemical or biochemical engineering lead to ill-conditioned and nonconvex optimization problems. For bad starting values the use gradient based result in local optimal solutions. To overcome this drawback, a global optimization approach, Simulated Annealing, has been coupled with a gradient-based SQP approach. To(More)
A shortcut model is developed for the predictive simulation of a three-phase distillation process in packed towers. The model is taking into account the mass transfer resistance between the vapour phase and both liquid phases, whereas equilibrium is assumed between the two liquid phases. The development of the model was strongly connected with a systematic(More)
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