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MACC Researchers
Pranav Bhaswanth Madabhushi Pranav Bhaswanth Madabhushi
Ph.D. Candidate
Supervised by Dr. Thomas A. Adams II

Start date
January 2016

Email
madabhup@mcmaster.ca

Education
M.Sc., Advanced Chemical Engineering. The University of Manchester, U.K. (2011-2012).
B.Tech., Chemical Engineering. Osmania University, India (2006 - 2010).

Work Experience
Process Modelling and Simulation group, SimSci R&D, Invensys Systems Inc., Schneider Electric, Cognizant Technology Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (Sept. 2013- Dec. 2016). [Product: SimSci ROMeo]

Topics
Semicontinuous Chemical Separation Processes

Research Title
Semicontinuous Distillation: Improvements to design and control

Research Objectives
Semicontinuous distillation is currently a theoretical concept which is distinguishable from the batch and continuous distillation processes because batches of feed are cyclically processed through the continuous operation of a distillation column. Multicomponent separation was envisioned to be carried out semicontinuously using one distillation column and several tightly integrated external middle vessels where the intermediate boiling components are concentrated through recycle of column side streams. Since the seminal work on semicontinuous distillation, all research studies in this area were simulation-based with the goal of overall process improvement. For example, control configuration and controller changes were proposed and demonstrated for better control and optimal operation. The broad goal of this project is to develop design and control methodologies for optimal operation of semicontinuous distillation process.

MACC Publications

Other Publications

  • Vedam, R., Kattapuram, J.J., Hemachandran, K.K., Boddupalli, S., Madabhushi, P.B. , Hillier, G., Lavate, M.A., Zhang, D. and Tanartkit, P., Invensys Systems, Inc., 2015. Process optimization by grouping mixed integer nonlinear programming constraints. U.S. Patent Application 14/977,785.
  • Tanartkit, P., Vedam, R., Hemachandran, K.K., Madabhushi, P.B. , Boddupalli, S., Lavate, M.A. and Zhang, D., Invensys Systems, Inc., 2015. Process optimization using mixed integer nonlinear programming. U.S. Patent Application 14/745,961.

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