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In the framework of the "Rational use of energy" component of the JOULE programme, a survey was carried out to establish what strategic R&D is required to provide a technical foundation for future improvements in the energy efficiency of the process industries. The results of this survey have been examined by the Community's leading experts in this field at a special seminar. The seminar sought to define what research is required, what the main areas of application and energy efficiency benefits are likely to be, and what is the strength of the Community's current research position in this field. The specific areas discussed were "industrial units", "energy and process system models" and "sensors, instrumentation and control". Working groups were formed to create collaborative projects in the areas of: - chemical reactors; - intensified heat exchangers and separation processes; - gas adsorption; - melt-crystallisation; - glass-making furnaces, cement kilns and baking ovens; - dryers; - advanced flow modelling; - batch systems; - dynamic simulation and optimisation; - knowledge-based systems for process control and production mangement; - sensors for application in the process industries.

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Authors: PILAVACHI P A (EDITOR), CEC, Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12046 EN (1988) FS, 416 pp., ECU 35
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ISBN: ISBN 92-825-9867-5;CD-NA-
Record Number: 198910562 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en