The TQG-LCMA (2001-SGR00248) research group was created in 1977. Since then, the group has carried out innovative tasks and has taken a leading role in chemical process simulation and optimisation. Today, it is considered an international centre of excellence in the field of process systems engineering (PSE) and environmental engineering (focusing on air pollution control). The new CEPIMA research group presented here is the result of the integration of the TQG-LCMA group, which will consolidate and enhance its work in the area of the "advancement in the design of the process industry and the optimum management of its resources, leading to environmental impact minimisation and an ecologically acceptable scenario".
The research activities and objectives of the CEPIMA are therefore focused on three main areas:
(a) Process integration and intensification for sustainable development, which includes the optimum design and operation of supply chains through products¿ entire life-cycles under multi-objective criteria (productivity, environmental impact, safety and resource optimisation). Various approaches (strategic, tactical and operational) and optimisation techniques (mathematical programming, stochastic methods, life-cycle analysis, etc.) are also considered. All of the above requires the development of intelligent decision support systems (DSS) for online and real-time initiatives (management, coordination, supervision, diagnosis and control). In the course of this research, new software applications are envisaged to facilitate the implementation of these methods and techniques, and the transfer of this technology to industry.
(b) Waste management and upgrading by thermal conversion processes (combustion, gasification, pyrolysis) that enable excellent environmental control. As a complement, the group studies hot gas clean-up systems that use dry sorbents, which permit the use of the resulting gas in a high-performance, combined heat and power cycle system. Special consideration is given to studies of co-gasification of residues from various sources (biomass, RSU, used tyres, water treatment waste, etc.) for the sustainable and clean production of synthesis gas or, alternatively, high-purity hydrogen for use in highly efficient fuel cells. The group designs equipment (fluidised bed reactors) and provides proprietary software support for applications on an industrial scale.
(c) Air pollution control and monitoring, including the development of new methodologies, techniques and tools for the evaluation of industrial emissions (odours, VOCs, etc.). Here, the development of new systems for the study and control of odour episodes and environmental quality is considered for urban areas, integrating meteorological and chemical analyses and modelling and social control approaches. The system envisaged enables odour sources and their contribution to episodes to be identified. Complementary, proprietary equipment design is carried out, including fully automated sampling and support software for contour map generation and the prediction of contamination sources (backscattering). 2. As indicators of the research group¿s activities, please find, in the Catalan version, a short list detailing the most relevant papers published over the last three years, international and national projects, and the agreements signed in the last five years (in that order).
Audino, F.; Campanya, G.; Pérez-Moya, M.; Espuña, A.; Graells, M. Science of the total environment Vol. 646, p. 902-913 DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.07.057 Date of publication: 2019-01-01 Journal article
Shokry , A.; Vicente, P.; Escudero, G.; Pérez-Moya, M.; Graells, M.; Espuña, A. Computers & chemical engineering Vol. 118, p. 159-179 DOI: 10.1016/j.compchemeng.2018.07.014 Date of publication: 2018-10-04 Journal article
Audino, F.; Conte, L.; Schenone, A.; Pérez-Moya, M.; Graells, M.; Alfano, O. Environmental science and pollution research Vol. 26, num. 5, p. 4312-4323 DOI: 10.1007/s11356-018-3098-4 Date of publication: 2018-09-18 Journal article
Audino, F.; Varga, M.; Csukas, B.; Pérez-Moya, M.; Graells, M.; Espuña, A. European Meeting on Solar Chemistry & Photocatalysis: Environmental Applications p. 31 Presentation's date: 2018-06-07 Presentation of work at congresses
Dombayci, C.; Espuña, A. International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management p. 147-154 Presentation's date: 2017-11 Presentation of work at congresses
Medina , S.; Graells, M.; Guillén, G.; Espuña, A.; Puigjaner, L. Energy conversion and management Vol. 149, p. 722-737 DOI: 10.1016/j.enconman.2017.02.060 Date of publication: 2017-10-01 Journal article
Urbano, V.; Maniero, M.; Pérez-Moya, M.; Guimarães, J. Journal of environmental management Vol. 195, num. Part 2, p. 224-231 DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.08.019 Date of publication: 2017-06-15 Journal article
Luna, A.; Meng, L.; Díaz Aldana, N.; Graells, M.; Vasquez, J.; Guerrero, J. IEEE transactions on power electronics num. 99, p. 1-15 DOI: 10.1109/TPEL.2017.2700083 Date of publication: 2017-05-02 Journal article
Luna, A.; Díaz, N.; Graells, M.; Vasquez, J.; Guerrero, J. IEEE transactions on power electronics Vol. 32, num. 4, p. 2769-2783 DOI: 10.1109/TPEL.2016.2581021 Date of publication: 2017-04-01 Journal article
Pérez-Moya, M.; Kaisto, T.; Navarro, M.; del Valle, LJ. Environmental science and pollution research Vol. 24, num. 7, p. 6241-6251 DOI: 10.1007/s11356-016-7386-6 Date of publication: 2017-03-01 Journal article
Audino, F.; Conte, L.; Schenone, A.; Pérez-Moya, M.; Graells, M.; Alfano, O. Computer aided chemical engineering Vol. 40, p. 301-306 DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-444-63965-3.50052-0 Date of publication: 2017 Journal article