Cover page of Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering volume 5Author(s): Petar Sabev VARBANOV

Affiliation: Centre for Process Integration and Intensification – CPI2, Research Institute of Chemical and Process Engineering – MŰKKI, Faculty of Information Technology, University of Pannonia, Egyetem u. 10, 8200 Veszprém, Hungary

Reference: Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering, vol. 5, August 2014, pp. 15-21


“The constant increase of the world-wide demand for water and energy makes it necessary to make their use more efficient. For supplying energy, so far mainly fossil fuels are used. The apparent link of energy and water supply increases the cost of delivery and, in many cases, causes shortages of all forms of energy and water. This paper reviews the main trends in the global flows of energy and water supply, identifies the inherent limitations and pays attention also to the concept of virtual water. The implications for industry and of some notable recent research efforts are also reviewed, and conclusions are drawn for the directions of possibly promising future research and development.”

DOI: 10.1016/j.coche.2014.03.005

Comments: the author states “The modelling aspect can be catered for by a unified process modelling language based on for example, Modelica [50] or MOSAIC [51], by a specification for inter- operability of diverse models such as CAPE-OPEN [52], or a combination of these.”