Optimizing Thermal, Chemical and Environmental Systems treats the evaluation of power or energy limits for processes that arise in various thermal, chemical and environmental engineering systems (heat and mass exchangers, power converters, recovery units, solar collectors, mixture separators, chemical reactors, catalyst regenerators, etc.). The book is an indispensable source for researchers and students, providing the necessary information on what has been achieved to date in the field of process optimization, new research problems, and what kind of further studies should be developed within quite specialized optimizations.
1. Outline of Classical Optimization Methods 2. Finite Rate Optimization of Steady Thermal Units 3. Neural Networks for Emission Prediction of Dust Pollutants 4. Neural NetworksdA Review of Applications 5. Uncontrolled FluideSolid Systems in Chemistry 6. Maximum Power in Homogeneous Chemical Systems 7. Maximum Conversion in Processes With Chemical Reactions 8. Reactors With Catalyst Decay and Regeneration 9. Fuel Cells and Other Electrochemical Systems 10. Optimizing Circulation Reactor With Deactivating Catalyst 11. Optimizing Reactore-Regenerator System With Catalytic Parallel-Consecutive Reactions 12. Maximum Principle and Other Criteria of Dynamic OptimizationdAn Unconventional Approach