Results

Publications

    • J.L. Pitarch, A. Sala, C. de Prada. A systematic grey-box modeling methodology via data reconciliation and SOS constrained regression, Processes, Vol. 7, March 2019, 170.

    • R. Mazaeda, C. de Prada, S. P. Cristea. Receding horizon scheduling of processes with shared resources. Computers and Chemical Engineering, Vol. 125, 9 June 2019, Pages 1-12

    • A. Galan, C. de Prada. G. Gutierrez, D. Sarabia, I. E. Grossmann, R. Gonzalez. Implementation of RTO in a large hydrogen network considering uncertainty, Optimization and Engineering, Vol. 20, 2019, pp. 1191–1192.

    • C.G. Palacin, C.A. Mendez, C. de Prada. Slots Startup Synchronization with Shared Resources Dependency. Chemical Engineering Transactions, Volume 74, 2019, pp. 1321-1326.

    • R. Mazaeda, S. P. Cristea, C. de Prada. Hierarchically-Coordinated Economic MPC Plantwide Control of Mixed Continuous-Batch Units in Process Industries with Application to a Beet Sugar Plant. Optimal Control, Applications and Methods, Vol.41, Issue 1, pp. 190-214, Jan 2020

    • P. Santos, J.L. Pitarch, A. Vicente, C. de Prada, A. García, Improving operation in an industrial MDF flash dryer through physics-based NMPC, Control Engineering Practice, Vol. 94, January 2020, 104213.
    • M. P. Marcos, J. L. Pitarch, C. De Prada. Decision Support System for a Heat-Recovery Section with Equipment Degradation, Decision Support Systems, Vol. 137, October 2020, 113380.

    • A. Galan, C. de Prada, G. Gutierrez, D. Sarabia, R. Gonzalez. Real-time reconciled simulation as decision support tool for process operation, Journal of Process Control, Vol. 100, April 2021, pp. 41-64.

    • A.A. Alonso, J.L. Pitarch, L.T. Antelo, C. Vilas. Event-based Dynamic Optimization for Food Thermal Processing: High-Quality Food Production under Raw Material Variability, Food and Bioproducts Processing, Vol. 127, May 2021, pp. 162-173.

    • E. Oliveira-Silva, C. de Prada, D. Navia. Dynamic optimization integrating modifier adaptation using transient measurements, Computers & Chemical Engineering, Vol. 149, June 2021, 107282.

    • C. Pablos, A. Merino, L.F. Acebes, J.L. Pitarch, L.T. Biegler. Dynamic Optimization Approach to Coordinate Industrial Production and Cogeneration Operation Under Electricity Price Fluctuations, Computers & Chemical Engineering, Vol. 149, June 2021, 107292.

    • J.L. Pitarch, C. Vilas, C. de Prada, C.G. Palacín, A.A. Alonso. Optimal operation of thermal processing of canned tuna under product variability, Journal of Food Engineering, Vol. 304, September 2021, 110594.

    • G. Marchante, A. Acosta, A.I. González, J.M. Zamarreño, V. Álvarez. Evaluación de restricciones de confort en controlador predictivo para la eficiencia energética. Revista Iberoamericana de Automática e Informática industrial, Vol. 18(2), April 2021, Pages 150-163
    • M.P. Marcos, J.L. Pitarch, C. de Prada. Integrated Process Re-Design with Operation in the Digital Era: Illustration through an Industrial Case Study, Processes, Vol. 9(7), July 2021, 1203.

Participation in congresses, conferences and workshops

  • 11th IFAC Symposium on Advanced Control of Chemical Processes (ADCHEM 2021), J.L. Pitarch, D.A. Montes, C. de Prada & A. Sala, Application of SOS-constrained regression to model unknown reaction kinetics. 
  • 21th IFAC World Congress (IFAC WC 2020 ), C. G. Palacín, C. Vilas, A. A. Alonso, J. L. Pitarch, C. de Prada. Closed-Loop Scheduling in a Canned Food Factory.

  • 21th IFAC World Congress (IFAC WC 2020 ), M. P. Marcos, J. L. Pitarch, C. de Prada, Optimization of a heat-exchanger network.

  • 12th IFAC Symposium on Dynamics and Control of Process Systems, including Biosystems, (DYCOPS 2019), IFAC, Florianópolis, Brasil. P. Santos, J. L. Pitarch, C.de Prada, Energy-efficient Operation of a Medium Density Fibreboard Dryer Through Nonlinear MPC

  • 12th IFAC Symposium on Dynamics and Control of Process Systems, including Biosystems, (DYCOPS 2019), IFAC, Florianópolis, Brasil. Anibal Galan, Cesar de Prada, Gloria Gutierrez, Daniel Sarabia, Rafael Gonzalez, Predictive Simulation Applied to Refinery Hydrogen Networks for Operators’ Decision Support

  • 12th IFAC Symposium on Dynamics and Control of Process Systems, including Biosystems, (DYCOPS 2019), IFAC, Florianópolis, Brasil. Carlos G. Palacín, C. de Prada, Optimal Coordination of Batch Processes with Shared Resources

  • 12th IFAC Symposium on Dynamics and Control of Process Systems, including Biosystems, (DYCOPS 2019), IFAC, Florianópolis, Brasil. J. L. Pitarch, A. Sala, C. de Prada, A Sum-Of-Squares Constrained Regression Approach for Process Modelling

  • 29th European Symposium on Computer-Aided Process Engineering (ESCAPE29) EFCE, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 2019. M. P. Marcos, J. L. Pitarch, C. Jasch and C. de Prada, Optimal Distributed Load Allocation and Resource Utilization in Evaporation Plants

  • 10th Eurosim Congress, Federation of European Simulation Societies (EUROSIM 2019)
    La Rioja, Spain. J. L. Pitarch, C. de Prada, Machine learning and the digital era from a Process Systems Engineering perspective.

  • 10th Eurosim Congress, Federation of European Simulation Societies, (EUROSIM 2019)
    La Rioja, Spain. E. Oliveira da Silva, C. de Prada, Methodology to achieve convergence in a rigorous dynamic model of a superfractionator

  • 4th Colombian Conference on Automatic Control (CCAC), IEEE, Medellin, Colombia 2019. D. Montes, P. Riquelme, M. Marcos and C. de Prada, On parameter estimation using dynamic optimization.

  • XL Jornadas de Automática, CEA-IFAC, El Ferrol, 2019. M. P. Marcos, J. L. Pitarch, C. de Prada, Real-time optimisation for a heat-recovery section with equipment degradation

  • XL Jornadas de Automática, CEA-IFAC, El Ferrol, 2019. C. Gómez Palacín, P. Riquelme, C. de Prada, Scheduling óptimo de procesos batch de duración interdependiente

PhD Thesis completed

  • “Efficient scheduling of batch processes in continuous processing lines” by Carlos Gomez Palacín, Valladolid, May 19th, 2020, Sobresaliente “cum laude”. Supervised by César de Prada
  • “Simulation and optimization methods as decision support tools for operation of oil refinery hydrogen networks” by Aníbal Galán, Valladolid, January 20th, 2021, “cum laude”. Supervised by César de Prada