Introduction. Basic Modes of Operation. Column Dynamics. Simplified Models. Optimization. Complex Columns. Complex Systems. Batch Distillation Control. Consideration of Uncertainty. Batch Distillation Software Programs. Index.
Urmila Diwekar is the president and founder of the Vishwamitra Research Institute, a non-profit research organization that develops methods, algorithms, and approaches for rapid, reliable, and robust multiple objective optimal decision making under uncertainty. She was previously a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Diwekar has authored more than 120 peer-reviewed papers and is a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering.