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Nature-inspired chemical engineering processes

Gerbaud, Vincent and Xuereb, Catherine and Coppens, Marc-Olivier Nature-inspired chemical engineering processes. (2020) Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 155. 200-201. ISSN 0263-8762

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cherd.2020.01.019

Abstract

Nature is fascinating. It is even more awesome when scru-tinised from a scientific, mechanistic angle across lengthscales, down to the nanoscale, unravelling complex structuresand patterns. Natural systems consist of a dynamic, complexassembly of interacting components and systems, leadingto emergent behaviour, achieving tasks ultimately aiming atsurvival, which, very roughly, translates into sustaining cur-rent activities. Such activities include processing matter andenergy, transporting fluids, changing phase state to obtainproducts of high quality, and communication. The similar-ity is striking with what processes in chemical engineeringare intended for, since they also deal with the processing ofmatter, energy and data...

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HAL Id:hal-02543219
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)
Other partners > University College of London - UCL (UNITED KINGDOM)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
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