Process Systems Engineering Laboratory

Our one mission is to enable designers from around the world to be able to design interfaces in a much easier way.

ABOUT OUR RESEARCH GROUP

The DChE Process Systems Engineering Laboratory (PSEL) envisions to develop relevant research in the (1) design; (2) operation; (3) optimization; and, (4) control of chemical, physical, and biological processes using computer-aided approaches. These aspects correspond to the 4 quadrants in the lab’s logo.
In a broad sense, research in chemical engineering can grow in two ways: towards analysis or towards synthesis [1]. Analysis research tends to study deeper into the details of processes: from equipment design, to transport phenomena, to films and particles, and to molecules. Synthesis research, on the other hand, tends to the study of increasing scope from process networks, to the plant, to the enterprise, and to the biosphere or ecosystem. The same chemical engineering concepts are used: mass/energy balances, thermodynamics, physical laws, and kinetics. However, they now relate a larger number of variables across larger systems.

RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS

    PUBLICATIONS 
    J. Chen, Y. Peng, and J.C. Munoz, Correntropy estimator for data reconciliation, Chem. Eng. Sci., 104 (2013): 1019-1027
    J.C. Munoz, J. Chen, Removal of the effects of outliers in batch process data through maximum correntropy estimator, Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems, 111 (1): 53-58, 2012.
    CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
    K.E.S. Pilario, J.C. Munoz, Nonlinear Data Reconciliation and Gross Error Detection using Branch-and-Bound Technique, Proceedings of the 3rd Annual International Conference on Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Chemical Process (CCECP 2015), Jan. 26-27, 2015, Hotel Fort Canning, Singapore, ISSN: 2301-3761
    K.E.S. Pilario, J.C. Munoz, Nonlinear Dynamic Data Reconciliation with Gross Error Identification: A Dynamic MINLP Solved using a Hybrid Nelder-Mead Simplex and Particle Swarm Optimization, Proceedings of the Joint International Symposium on [Regional Revitalization and Innovation for Social Contribution] and [e-ASIA Functional Materials and Biomass Utilization] (JISRI e-ASIA 2015), Sept. 30 – Oct. 1, 2015, Fukuoka Prefectural University, Tagawa City, Fukuoka, Japan.
    GRADUATE THESES
    Karl Ezra S. Pilario (2015). Nonlinear Data Reconciliation with Gross Error Detection and Identification for Steady-state and Dynamic Processes. Master’s Thesis. Adviser: Dr. Jose Munoz.
    Lalilen Mondejar (2015). Superstructure Approach to Synthesis of Mass Exchange Networks for Batch Processes. Master’s Thesis. Adviser: Dr. Jose Munoz.
    UNDERGRADUATE THESES
    Clarence Andrion & Jeffrey Robles (2016). A Superstructure Model for the Total Water Network Synthesis with Facility Layout Consideration Solved Using NSGA-II. Adviser: Asst. Prof. Karl Ezra Pilario.
    Pauline Luz Pimentel & Joshua Santiago (2016). Identification of Equivalent Sets in Sensor Fault Detection. Adviser: Asst. Prof. Karl Ezra Pilario.
    Chari Vhee Beleran, Chrissie Joy Calanoga, Jerome Talampas (2016). Modelling and Simulation of Portland Cement Production in the Philippines. Adviser: Asst. Prof. Jhud Mikhail Aberilla
    Jose Daniel Torres, Jonah Anjelou Ecito, Nida Marie Ruiz, Jomari Magadan (2015). Detection of Polyphenols in Locally-produced Wine using Enzymatic Tyrokinase and Amperometry. Adviser: Dr. Jose Munoz.
    Charlene Chua, Ganther Engcoy, Gillette Gautane (2015). Mass Exchanger Network Analysis by Pinch Technology for Single Component Batch Processes. Adviser: Dr. Jose Munoz.
    Hazel Dorothy Cesar, Louie Angelo Cruz, John Joeffrey Somera (2014). Plant-wide Steady-state Data Reconciliation and Gross Error Detection. Adviser: Dr. Jose Munoz.
    Rosely Pena, Edsel John Serrano, Glenn Jansen Suyat (2014). Three-dimensional Transient Modelling of a Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Vapor Cloud Explosion using Finite Element Analysis. Adviser: Dr. Jose Munoz.
    Rhomuell Bernardo, Nathan Jeremy Ng, Marc Sy (2014). A Comparison Between Reduced Graphene Oxide and Graphene Oxide Non-enzymatic Glucose Sensors Using Cyclic Voltammetry. Adviser: Dr. Jose Munoz.
    Abiel Micah Balon, Ronel Obiles, Jude Henry Porras (2014). Detection of Malathion in Water using Iron Oxide Nanoparticles Immobilized in Glass. Adviser: Dr. Jose Munoz.
    Jestin Bernardo, Mark Jason Quintana (2014). Mass Exchanger Network Analysis by Pinch Technology for Continuous Processes. Adviser: Dr. Jose Munoz.

 

PEOPLE

Jhud Mikhail O. Aberilla

Assistant Professor

Process Systems Engineering Laboratory

 

MS Chemical Engineering, National University of Singapore (2015)

BS Chemical Engineering, University of the Philippines – Diliman (2011)

 

Arthur A. Gonzales III

Assistant Professor

Process Systems Engineering Laboratory

 

MS Chemical Engineering, University of the Philippines – Diliman (2011)

BS Chemical Engineering, University of the Philippines – Diliman (2005)

 

Jose C. Muñoz

Professor

Process Systems Engineering Laboratory

 

 

PhD Chemical Engineering, Chung Yuan Christian University (2012)

Masters in Engineering Science, University of Melbourne (1985)

BS Chemical Engineering, University of the Philippines – Diliman (1980)

 

Karl Ezra S. Pilario

Assistant Professor

Process Systems Engineering Laboratory

 

PhD in Energy, Cranfield University (in progress)

MS Chemical Engineering, University of the Philippines – Diliman (2015)

BS Chemical Engineering, University of the Philippines – Diliman (2012)

 

Miguel Francisco M. Remolona

Assistant Professor

Process Systems Engineering Laboratory

 

PhD in Chemical Engineeering, Columbia University (in progress)

MS Chemical Engineering, University of the Philippines – Diliman (2011)

BS Chemical Engineering, University of the Philippines – Diliman (2009)

 

Bemboy Niño F. Subosa

Instructor

Process Systems Engineering Laboratory

 

MS Chemical Engineering, University of the Philippines – Diliman (in progress)

BS Chemical Engineering, University of the Philippines – Diliman (2012)