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Welcome to the Chemical Engineering Process Intensification Research Group

Greetings and a warm welcome to the official website of the Chemical Engineering Process Intensification Research Group!

We are delighted to have you here, where passion for innovation and commitment to excellence converge in the pursuit of advancing chemical engineering processes. Our research group is at the forefront of developing and applying process intensification techniques to transform conventional chemical processes into more efficient, sustainable, and economically viable operations.

 About Us

The Chemical Engineering Process Intensification Research Group is a vibrant team of researchers, engineers, and scientists dedicated to pushing the boundaries of traditional chemical engineering. Our interdisciplinary team brings together expertise in reaction engineering, materials science, thermodynamics, and process design to address some of the most pressing challenges in the industry today.

 

Our Vision

To be an outstanding guide in research, development, and application of innovative, creative, competitive, and sustainable process intensification technologies that significantly contribute to improving the efficiency of the chemical industry and support the achievement of net zero emission goals.

 

Our Mission

Our mission is to be a leader in the field of process intensification, pioneering innovative solutions that enhance process efficiency, reduce environmental impact, and improve overall sustainability. We are committed to creating breakthrough technologies that not only advance scientific understanding but also offer practical applications for industries worldwide.

 

Our Research Theme

The research theme for Chemical Engineering Process Intensification (PI) typically revolves around enhancing the efficiency, sustainability, and economics of chemical processes. Collaborating with industry to apply process intensification principles to real-world processes, addressing specific challenges and improving overall process performance are indispensable. These themes aim to push the boundaries of traditional chemical engineering to develop more efficient, sustainable, and economically viable processes. Key areas of research might include:

  1. Innovative Process Design: Developing new process designs that significantly improve energy efficiency, reduce waste, and lower costs compared to traditional methods.
  2. Advanced Materials: Exploring new materials, such as catalysts, adsorbents, and membranes, that can enhance reaction rates, selectivity, and separation processes.
  3. Integration and Intensification: Combining multiple unit operations into single, more compact systems to improve process efficiency and reduce footprint.
  4. Sustainable Processes: Designing processes that minimize environmental impact by reducing emissions, utilizing renewable resources, and promoting circular economy principles.
  5. Energy Efficiency: Enhancing the energy efficiency of chemical processes through innovative heat integration, energy recovery systems, and alternative energy sources.
  6. Modelling and Simulation: Using advanced computational tools and models to simulate and optimize process performance, enabling the design of more efficient and robust processes.
  7. Process Control and Automation: Developing advanced control strategies and automation techniques to improve process stability, safety, and performance.
  8. Microreactors and Microfluidics: Investigating the use of microreactors and microfluidic devices for intensified chemical processing, allowing for better control and efficiency at small scales.
  9. Process Safety and Risk Management: Enhancing the safety and reliability of chemical processes through improved design, monitoring, and control strategies.

Our projects cover a broad spectrum of applications, from petrochemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing to renewable energy and environmental protection. We collaborate closely with industry partners and academic institutions to ensure our research addresses real-world needs and drives industrial innovation.

Get Involved

We invite you to explore our website to learn more about our cutting-edge research projects, recent publications, and upcoming events. Whether you are a fellow researcher, industry professional, or student, we encourage you to connect with us, share ideas, and collaborate in our efforts to innovate and intensify chemical engineering processes.

Thank you for visiting our website. Together, we can drive the future of chemical engineering towards greater efficiency and sustainability.

Best regards,
Chair of Chemical Engineering Process Intensification Research Group
Prof. Yogi Wibisono Budhi