Special Issue - Nature-Inspired Chemical Engineering
• 大类 : 工程技术 - 3区
• 小类 : 工程：化工 - 3区
Chemical Engineering Research and Designis planning a special issue onNature-Inspired Chemical Engineering. The issue will be co-edited by Professor Marc-Olivier Coppens (University College London, UK), Dr. Catherine Xuereb and Dr. Vincent Gerbaud (Laboratoire de Génie Chimique, Université de Toulouse, France).
The aim of this special issue is to bring forth theoretical advances, applications and tools in the emerging field ofNature-Inspired Chemical Engineering(NICE).
Particular emphasis will be placed on products and processes being inspired by nature and related to chemical engineering. Classically, chemical engineering deals with the processing of matter and energy, which can be extended to information, covering similar areas to Nature. Interactions within and between processes are important as well. More than just mimicking natural objects, tools or processes, NICE should question the goals and desired functions it pursues, in the same way that nature’s most crucial processes and tools relate to aims with strategies to cope with changes in its environment. This requires fundamental mechanistic understanding.
Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
· Nature-inspired processes for the production of chemicals
· Nature-inspired devices and sensors
· Nature-inspired objects and structures produced by chemical processes
· Nature-inspired algorithms for chemical engineering
· Nature-inspired nonequilibrium approaches (interaction mechanisms, force coupling, self-organisation, information processing)
· Nature-inspired process operation, dynamics, regulation and risk management