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Process Innovation through bio-inspired design.

Barthe, Anne-Marie and Negny, Stéphane and Le Lann, Jean-Marc Process Innovation through bio-inspired design. (2018) Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, 43. 785-790. ISSN 1570-7946

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-64235-6.50138-8


In process system engineering, we often adopt a constructivist approach to answer the question “How can we go from parts to a whole system?” To answer to this question we need to propose approach that, based on the knowledge of phenomena at small-scale, allows going up the different scales in order to design process but also to innovate thanks to the creation of new knowledge. In this paper, a bio inspired design approach is presented. It is based on two main principles which intervene repetitively to understand and analyze the passage between scales for living organisms: the juxtaposition of foundational blocks that assemble, and then differentiation. The goal of this paper is to demonstrate that these principles can find a more widespread use and in particular they can be integrated into a process system engineering constructivist approach for innovative design. After defining the fundamental building blocks to initiate the process of juxtaposition and integration, an example on distillation and reactive distillation is used to illustrate the method capabilities in process synthesis.

Item Type:Article
HAL Id:hal-03510048
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
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Deposited On:15 Nov 2018 14:30

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