COLLEGE STATION, March 30, 2009 - Mahmoud El-Halwagi,
professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering
at Texas A&M University, recently presented research on
advanced optimization-based techniques for the simultaneous process
and product design at the University of Oklahoma.
El-Halwagi, an internationally known authority on process
integration, led a graduate seminar for the university's Department
of Chemical, Biological, and Materials Engineering.
As part of his presentation, El-Halwagi presented a
systematic approach to the synthesis and selection of products and
their manufacturing processes. This approach, he said, is
particularly attractive in the cases of emerging industries such as
integrated biorefineries and therapeutics manufacturing. The key
concept, he explained, is that the various reactants, ... Read More »