Dr. Chi-Wai Hui               许志伟                                                                    

Rm 4556, Chemical Engineering Department,

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

 

Tel:        +852 2358 7137                                                                           

Fax:       +852 2358 0054

Email: kehui@ust.hk

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

Working Experience:

 

Aug'97 - Present                Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, HKUST.

                                             Professor

                                             Main Research Interests:               

·        Modeling Large-Scale Chemical Production Complex (Site-modeling)

·        Modeling, Design, Optimization of Chemical or Energy Processes

·        Wastes to Fuel, Wastes to Energy

 

Mar’92 - Aug'97                Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation

Senior Consultant

 

EDUCATION:  

Sep’87 – Nov’91                              PhD in Engineering

                                             Department of Process Integration,

                                             University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, Manchester, U.K. (UMIST)

                                            

Sep’86 - Sep’87                 MSc in Computation (by research)

                                             Department of Computation, UMIST

                                            

Sep’81 – Jul’83                 MSc in Chemical Engineering

                                             Department of Chemical Engineering, Chung Yuen Christian University, Taiwan.

                                            

Sep’77 – July’81                              BSc in Chemical Engineering

                                             Department of Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan.

 

 

 

 


 

RESEARCH OUTPUTS:              

 

Patents:

              

1.        Hui, Chi-Wai, H. Inokuchi, M. Uramodo, “Method for Controlling Reaction Temperature”, JP 8-259606 A, EP 723808 A1, AU 9642129 A, US 5576602 A, CA 2157247.

2.        Tanaka, M, Chi-Wai Hui, “Fluidized-Bed Reactor and A Temperature-Controlling Method for the Fluidized-Bed Reactor”, JP 7-515533 X, TW 314476 A., US 5700432A, CN 1124465 A, EP 695576 A, WO 9521692 A1.

3.        Hui, Chi-Wai, M. Hasegawa, T. Nishiini, “Separated Methane from Hydrocarbon Gas Mixtures”, JP 7-196537 A

4.        Hui, Chi-Wai, M. Hasegawa, T. Nishiini, “Separated Ethylene from Hydrocarbon Gas Mixtures”, JP 7-145087 A.

5.        Hui, Chi-Wai, H. Inokuchi, M. Uramodo, “Method for Controlling Reaction Temperature”, JP 8-169904 A.

6.        Araki, Y, T. Ishikawa, Chi-Wai Hui, “Production Method for 1-Hexene”,  JP 10-045638 A.

7.        Hui, Chi-Wai, M. Okazaki, “ParaXylene Crystallization Method”, JP 10-120601 A.

8.        Wai Tak CHU, Chi Wai HUI, Bai Ru HE, Zhi Qiang WU, King Lung LEE, Chi Man LEE, “Apparatus and Method for Pyrolysis of Scrap Tyres and the like”, US2009120335 (A1)/ US8020499 (B2), WO2009/065271 A1.

9.        Hui, Chi-Wai, Zuwei Liao, “一种节能型三温输出沸水器 – An energy saving kettle with three temperature water outputs”, Chinese patent, CN102425853A, 24th April, 2012.

10.     Hui Chi-Wai, Chan Ka Yan, Luk Ho Ting, Lam Tsz Ying, Oh Hoojin, BanLin Kheat, Lo Pak Ming, Rymax, Tannias, Lee King Lung, 一种应用于生物质发电系统的生物质干燥系统 A drying process for biomass power plant, Chinese patent, Application number 201210118007.4,  22nd April 2012

 

 

Publications:

 

Bold: Research student

*: Corresponding author

 

Journal Papers:

 

 

 

 

118

Gu, Wugen; Chen, Xiaozhong; Liu, Kai; Zhang, Bingjian; Chen, Qinglin; Hui, Chi-Wai,  Retrofit of heat exchanger network with steam generation in a crude oil distillation unit,  Chemical Engineering & Technology, available on-line, December 2014.

 

117

Bazargan A., An Interactive HAZOP Teaching Module for Engineering and Science Students, Brazilian Journal of Chemical Engineering, Under review December 20 2014.

 

116

Bazargan A., J. Barford, C.W.  Hui, Gordon Mckay, An Interactive HAZOP Teaching Module for Engineering and Science Students, International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion, Under review Oct 20 2014.

 

115

Zhu Yi, …. Chi Wai Hui, Simultaneous Optimization of a Heat Integrated Gasification Process, Chemical Engineering Research and Design, Under review, Oct 10 2014.

 

114

Yingzong Liang, Adetoyese O. Oyedun, Chi Wai Hui, A Mixed-integer Linear Programming Model for Single-stage Batch Scheduling with Parallel Units, Computers and Chemical Engineering, Under review, Oct 10 2014.

 

113

Adetoyese O. Oyedun, Ergys Pahija, Yi Zhu, Chi Wai Hui, Effects of pyrolysis temperature and co-pyrolysis blend ratio on fuel characteristics of plastic-biomass co-pyrolysis char, Fuel, Under review, Oct 10 2014.

 

112

Kit Ying Yeung; Pejman Hadi, John Barford, Chi Wai Hui, Gordon McKay, Steam Activation and Textural Characterization of Tyre Char-based Activated Carbons, Microporous & Mesoporous Materials, Under review, Oct 2014.

 

111

Pejman Hadi, Chi Wai Hui, Gordon McKay, Waste Printed Circuit Board Recycling Techniques and Product Utilization, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 283, 234–243, 2015.

 

110

Pejman H., Chao Ning, Weiyi Ouyang, Carol  Lin, Chi-Wai Hui, G. McKay*, Conversion of an Aluminosilicate-Based Waste Material to High-Value Efficient Adsorbent, Chemical Engineering Journal, 256, 415–420, July 2014.

 

109

Ma, Anthony, H. Pejman, J. Barford, C.W. Hui, G. McKay*, Gordon,  Modified Empty Bed Residence Time Model for Copper Removal, IE&C, 53, 13773−13781, September 2014.

 

108

Bazargan A., T.Gebreegziabher, Chi-Wai  Hui, Gordon Mckay*, The Effect of Alkali Treatment on Rice Husk Moisture Content and Drying Kinetics, Biomass and Bioenergy, 70, 468-475, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biombioe.2014.08.018, September 2014.

 

107

Bazargan A., Chi Wai Hui, Gordon Mckay*, Marine residual fuel sorption and desorption kinetics by alkali treated rice husks, Cellulose, 21 (3), 1997-2006, April 2014.

 

106

Bazargan, A., Tan, Jun; Hui, David Chi Wai; G. McKay*, Discrepancies in Oil Sorption Studies ­ the Need for Consistency, Under review, Jan 2014.

 

105

Adetoyese O. Oyedun, Choun Zhi Tee, Svenja Hanson, Chi-Wai Hui*, Thermogravimetric analysis of the pyrolysis characteristics and kinetics of plastics and biomass blends, Accepted, Fuel Processing Technology, August 2014.

 

104

Adetoyese O. Oyedun, Tesfaldet Gebreegziabher, Chi Wai Hui*, Mixed-Waste Pyrolysis of Biomass and Plastics Waste - A modelling approach to reduce energy usage, Available online 12 June 2014, DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2014.05.063, Energy,  May 2014.

 

103

Bazargan, A., J. Tan, D.C.W. Hui, Gordon McKay*, Alkali Treatment of Rice Husks for the Production of Superior Oil Sorbent Materials, Under review, Environmental Science & Technology, Oct 2013.

 

102

Hui, Chi-Wai, Optimization of heat integration with variable stream data and non-linear process constraints, 65, 81-88, Computers and Chemical Engineering, 2014

 

101

Gebreegziabher, T., A.O. Oyedun, Ho Ting Luk, Tsz Ying Gene Lam, Yu Zhang, Chi-Wai Hui*, Design and Optimization of Biomass Power Plant, Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 92, 8,1412–1427 August 2014.

 

100

Bazargan, A., Chi Wai Hui, and Gordon McKay*, Porous Carbons from Plastic Waste, Adv Polym Sci, DOI: 10.1007/12_2013_253, © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2013. (A book chapter)

 

99

Tesfaldet Gebgeegziabher, Adetoyese Olajire Oyedun,Yu Zhang,Chi Wai Hui*, Effective Optimization Model for Biomass Drying, Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, 32, 97-102, 2013.

 

98

Adetoyese O. Oyedun, Tesfaldet Gebreegziabher, Chi Wai Hui*, Co-pyrolysis of biomass and plastics waste: A modelling approach, Chemical Engineering Transaction, 35, 883-888, 2013.

 

97

Bazargan Alireza, Yan Ying, David Chi Wai Hui, Gordon McKay*, A Review: Synthesis of Carbon-based Nano and Micro Material by High Temperature High Pressure Methods, I&ECR, 52, 12689−12702, 2013.

 

96

Oyedun A.O., K.L. Lam, T. Gebreegziabher, C.W. Hui*, Optimization of Multi-stage Pyrolysis, Applied Thermal Engineering, 61, 1, 123–127, 15 October 2013.

 

95

Luk Ho Ting, Tsz Ying Lam, Tesfaldet Gebreegziabher, A. O. Oyedun, Chi-Wai Hui*, Drying biomass for power generation: A case study on Power Generation from Empty Fruit Bunch, Energy, 63, 15, P205–215, December 2013.

 

94

Gebreegziabher, T., Chi-Wai Hui*, Optimum Biomass Drying for Combustion - A modeling approach, Energy, 53, 1, 67-73, May 2013.

 

93

Li Zhou, Zuwei Liao*,Jingdai Wang, Binbo Jiang, Yongrong Yang, David Hui, Optimal design of sustainable hydrogen networks, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Volume 38, Issue 7, 7, Pages 2937-2950, March 2013.

 

92

Oyedun, A.O., T. Gebreegziabher, Chi-Wai Hui*, Mechanism and Modelling of Bamboo Pyrolysis, Fuel Processing Technology, 106,  595-604, February 2013.

 

91

Wei ZQ, BJ Zhang, SY Wu, QL Chen, CW Hui, A hydraulics-based heuristic strategy for capacity expansion retrofit of distillation systems and an industrial application on a light-ends separation plant, Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 90 (10), 1527-1539, 2012.

 

90

Oyedun A.O., K.L. Lam, T.Gebreegziabher, H. K. M. Lee, Chi-Wai Hui*, Optimisation of Operating Parameters in Multi-Stage Pyrolysis, Chemical Engineering Transactions, v29, 655-660, 2012.

 

89

Oyedun A.O., KL Lam, T Gebreegziabher, HKM Lee, CW Hui, Kinetic Modelling and Analysis of Waste Bamboo Pyrolysis, Chemical Engineering Transactions, v29, 697-702, 2012.

 

88

Ka Leung Lam, Tesfaldet Gebreegziabher, Adetoyese O. Oyedun, Ho Kei M. Lee, Chi Wai Hui, CFD Study on Fluidized Bed Pyrolyzers, Chemical Engineering Transactions, v29, 661-666, 2012.

 

87

Oyedun, A.O.,  Ka-Leung Lam, C.W. Hui*, Charcoal production via multistage pyrolysis, Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering (CJChE), 20(3) 455-460, June 2012.

 

86

Ka-Leung Lam, A. O. Oyedun, C.W. Hui*, Experimental and modelling studies of biomass pyrolysis, Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering (CJChE), 20(3), 543-550, June 2012.

 

85

Zhiqiang Wei , Shengyuan Wu , Bingjian Zhang@, Qinglin Chen@*,  Chi-Wai Hui, A modified approach for generating column grand composite curve, CET., 35, 10, pages 1817-1824, October, 2012.

 

84

Oyedun A.O., K.L. Lam; M. Fittkau; C.W. Hui*, Optimisation of Particle Size in Waste Tyre Pyrolysis, Fuel, 95, 417-424, 2012.

 

83

Ka-Leung Lam, A. O. Oyedun, K.Y. Cheung, K.L. Lee, C.W. Hui*, Modeling Pyrolysis with Dynamic Heating, Chem. Engng. Science, 66, 6505-6514, 2011.

 

82

Ka-Leung Lam, A. O. Oyedun, Chi-Wai Hui*, CFD Study on the Application of Rotary Kiln in Pyrolysis, Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, 29, p71-76, Dec. 2011.

 

81

He Yaohua, Chi-Wai Hui, A Pattern Matching Method for Large-Scale Multi-Purpose Process Scheduling, AIChE J., 57, 3, 671-694, March 2011.

 

80

B. J. Zhang@, X. L. Luo , Q. L. Chen, @*,and Chi-Wai Hui, Heat Integration by Multiple Hot Discharges/Feeds between Plants, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 50, 10744-10754, 2011

 

79

Kwok-Yuen Cheung, King-Lung Lee, Ka-Leung Lam, Tsz-Ying Chan, Chi-Wai Hui*, Operation strategy for Multi-stage Pyrolysis, Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 91, 165-182, 2011.

 

78

Kwok-Yuen Cheung, King-Lung Lee,  Ka-Leung Lam,  Chi-Wui Lee, Chi-Wai Hui, Integrated Kinetics and Heat Flow Modelling to Optimise Waste Tyre Pyrolysis at Different Heating Rates, Fuel Processing Technology, 92, 856-863, 2011.

 

77

Sau Man Lai, Hao Wu, Chi Wai Hui*Ben Hua, Gaobo Zhang, Flexible heat exchanger network (HEN) design for low temperature heat utilization in oil refinery, Asia-Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering, 6, 713-733, Oct. 2011.

 

76

Lee C. W., Lam K. L. and Hui C. W., Sustainability assessment of biodiesel production by monetary indicators, Chemical Engineering Transactions, 21, 1171-1176, 2010.

 

75

B.J. Zhang@ , Q.L. Chen@, S. Hu , W.G. Gu , Chi-Wai Hui, Simultaneous optimization of energy and materials based on heat exchanger network simulation for diesel hydrotreating units, Chemical Engng. Research And Design, p513-519, 2010.

 

74

Lam K. L., Lee C. W. and Hui C. W., Multi-stage waste tyre pyrolysis: An optimisation approach, Chemical Engineering Transactions, 21, 853-858, 2010.

 

73

King Lung Lee, Kwok Yuen Cheung, Ka Leung Lam and Chi Wai Hui, Optimization of Multi-Stage Waste Tyre Pyrolysis Process, Computer Aided Chemical Engineering (Proceeding of Escape 20th), Volume 28, 1835-1840, 2010.

 

72

He Yaohua, Chi-Wai Hui, A Novel Binary Coding Genetic Algorithm for Multi-Purpose Process Scheduling: a Case Study, Chem. Engng., Sci., 65, 4816-4828, 2010.

 

71

He Yaohua, Chi-Wai Hui, A Novel Search Framework for Multi-Stage Process Scheduling with Tight Due Dates, AIChE J., Volume 56, Issue 8, 2103-2121, Aug. 2010.

 

70

Lai Sau-Man, C. W. Hui, Integration of Tri-generation system and thermal storage under demand uncertainties, Applied Energy, Volume 87, Issue 9, Pages 2868-2880, September 2010.

 

69

Lai Sau-Man, C. W. Hui, Feasibility and Flexibility for a Trigeneration System, Energy, 34, 1693-1704, 2009.

 

68

He Yaohua, Chi-Wai Hui*, A Rule-Based Genetic Algorithm for the Scheduling of Single-Stage Multi-Product Batch Plants with Parallel Units, Computers & Chemical Engineering, 32, 3067-3083, 2008.

 

67

Lai Sau-Man, Chi-Wai Hui*, Process Flexibility for Multivariable Systems, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 47(12); 4170-4183, 2008.

 

66

Lai Sau-Man, Chi-Wai Hui*, Measurement of Plant Flexibility, Revista de Chimie (Bucuresti), 58, Nr.4,  p401-405, May 2007.

 

65

Kentaro Hirata@, Pang Chan, Kwok-Yuen Cheung, Haruo Sakamoto@, Kenichi Ide@, Chi-Wai Hui*, Site-Model Utility System Optimisation -- Industrial Case Study of KKEPC, Applied Thermal Engineering, 27, 2687-2692, March 2007.

 

64

He Yaohua, Chi-Wai Hui*, Genetic Algorithm Based on Heuristic Rules for High-Constrained Large-Size Single-Stage Multi-Product Scheduling with Parallel Units, Chemical Engineering and Processing, 46, 1175-1191., March 2007.

 

63

He Yaohua, Chi-Wai Hui*, Automatic Rule Combination Approach for Sequential Process Scheduling Problems, AIChE J.,  53, 2026-2047, 2007.

 

62

Li Wenkai, Chi-Wai Hui*, I. A. Karimi@, R. Srinivasanb@, A Novel CDU Model for Refinery Planning, Asia-Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering, Volume 2, Issue 4, Pages 282-293, July/August 2007.

 

61

Li Wenkai, Chi-Wai Hui*, Apply Marginal Value Analysis in Refinery Planning, Chemical Engineering Communications, 194:962-974, 2007.

 

60

He Yaohua, Chi-Wai Hui*, Genetic Algorithm for Large-Size Multi-Stage Batch Plant Scheduling, Chemical Engineering Science, 62(5), P1504-1523, March 2007.

 

59

Lai Sau-Man, Chi-Wai Hui*, Measurement of plant flexibility, Computer Aided Chemical Engineering (Proceeding of Escape 18th), Volume 24,  Pages 189-194, 2007.

 

58

Kentaro Hirata@, Pang Chan, Haruo Sakamoto@, Chi-Wai Hui, Sau-Man Lai, Flexibility study on site-modeling, Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, Volume 24, Pages 177-182, 2007.

 

57

W.H. Cheung , K.K.H. Choy , D.C.W. Hui, J.F. Porter@ and G. McKay@*, "Use of Municipal Solid Waste for integrated Cement Production", Developments in Chemical Engineering & Minerals Processing, Volume 14 Issue 1-2, Pages 193 - 202, 2006.

 

56

He Yaohua, Chi-Wai Hui*, Rule-Evolutionary Approach for Single-Stage Multi-Product Scheduling with Parallel Units, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 45, 13, p4679-4692,  May18,  2006.

 

55

He Yaohua, Chi-Wai Hui*, Dynamic rule-based genetic algorithm for large-size single-stage batch scheduling, Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, Volume 21, Part 2,  Pages 1911-1916, 2006.

 

54

Chan P., C.W. Hui*, Wenkai Li,  H. Sakamoto@, K. Hirata@, Pu Li@, Long-Term Electricity Contract Optimization with Demand Uncertainties, Energy, 31, 13 , Pages 2133-2149,  2006.

 

53

Kentaro Hirata@, Pang Chan, Haruo Sakamoto@, Chi-Wai Hui*, Pricing utilities for large-scale chemical production site, Computer Aided Chemical Engineering (Proceeding of Escape 15th), Volume 21, Part 1,  p557-562, 2006.

 

52

Li Wenkai, Chi-Wai Hui*, AnXue Li@, Integrating CDU, FCC and product blending models into refinery planning, Computers and Chem. Engng., 29, 9, Pages 1867-2048, 15 August 2005.

 

51

S. T. Lau , C. K. Kwong , C. P. Wan , W. H. Cheung , K. K. H. Choy , C. C., Leung , J. F. Porter@,  C. W. Hui, and G. McKay@*, "Removal of Batteries from Solid Waste using Trommel Separation", Waste Management, 25(10):1004-12, 2005.

 

50

Li Wenkai, C.W. Hui*, Pu Li@, AnXue Li@, Refinery Planning under Uncertainty, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 43, 6742-6755, 2004.

 

49

Hirata@ K., H. Sakamoto@, L. O'Young@, K.Y. Cheung, C.W. Hui*, Multi-site utility integration - an industrial case study, Comput. & Chem. Engng., 28/1-2 pp. 139-148, 2004.

 

48

Hirata@ K., H. Sakamoto@, L. O'Young@, K.Y. Cheung, C.W. Hui*, Simultaneous site-wide energy, waste and production optimization - industrial case studies, Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, Volume 18,  Pages 925-930, 2004.

 

47

Choy , K.K.H., D.C.K. Ko , W.H. Cheung , J.S. Fung , D.C.W. Hui, J.F. Porter@ and G. Gordon@*, Municipal Solid Waste Utilization for Integrated Cement Processing with Waste Minimization - A pilot Scale Proposal, Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 82(B3), 200-207, May 2004.

 

46

Choy , K.K.H., Porter@, J.F., Hui, C.W. and McKay@*, G. , Process Design and Feasibility Study for Small Sale MSW Gasification, Chemical Engineering Journal, 105 (1-2), 31-41, 2004.

 

45

Cheung K.Y., C.W. Hui*, Hirata@ K., H. Sakamoto@, L. O'Young@, Short-term site-wide maintenance scheduling, Comput. & Chem. Engng., 28/1-2 pp. 91-102, 2004.

 

44

Cheung K.Y., and C.W. Hui*, Total-site Scheduling for Better Energy Utilization, Journal of Cleaner Production. Vol. 12, Issue 2, Pages 171-184 (March 2003)

 

43

Cheung K.Y., Chi-Wai Hui*, Haruo Sakamoto, Kentaro Hirata, Marginal values analysis for chemical industry, Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, Volume 15, Part 1,  Pages 178-183, 2003.

 

42

Chan K.F., Hui*, C.W., Scheduling batch production using a stepwise approach, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 42 (14): 3505-3508, JUL 9 2003.

 

41

Li Wenkai, C.W. Hui, A. Li, Marginal Values Analysis for Refinery Planning, p81-88, Hydrocarbon Processing, Oct. 2003.

 

40

Li Wenkai,, Chi-Wai Hui*, Ben Hua@, Zhongxuan Tong@, Material and energy integration in a petroleum refinery complex, Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, Volume 15, Part 2, Pages 934-939, 2003.

 

39

Li Wenkai, Chi-Wai Hui*, Debottlenecking and retrofitting for a refinery using marginal value analysis, sensitivity analysis and parametric programming, Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, Volume 15, Part 1,  Pages 268-273, 2003.

 

38

Chan P., Cheung K.Y., Chi-Wai Hui*, Haruo Sakamoto, Kentaro Hirata, Electricity contract optimization for a large-scale chemical production site, Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, Volume 15, Part 1, 2003, Pages 410-415

 

37

Li Weimin*, Li Wenkai, Chi-Wai Hui, Integrating neural network models for refinery planning, Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, Volume 15, Part 2, Pages 1304-1309, 2003.

 

36

Hui* C.W., B. Chen and G. McKay, Pore-Surface Diffusion Model for Batch Adsorption Processes, Langmuir, 19 (10): 4188-4196, May 13 2003.

 

35

Mingang Zeng , Ben Hua@*, Jinping Liu , Xin'an Xie , Chi-Wai Hui, Investment decision-making for optimal retrofit of utility systems,  Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, Volume 15, Part 1,  Pages 382-387, 2003.

 

34

Ben Hua@*, Jinbiao Yuan , David C.W Hui, The coevolutionary supply chain, Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, Volume 15, Part 1,  Pages 487-492, 2003

 

33

Hui*, C.W., Baohong Li% and R. Smith@, "Cutting the Wastewater Peaks for Cyclic Batch Production Plants", Engineering in Life Science (A sub-issue of Chemical & Engineering Technology), Wiley-VCH, 3, p77-84, Feb 2003.

 

32

Baohong Li%, C.W., Hui*, and R. Smith@, "Wastewater Equalization for Batch Production Plants", Engineering in Life Science (A sub-issue of Chemical & Engineering Technology), Wiley-VCH, 2, p190-194, July 2002.

 

31

Hui*, C.W., J. Porter@ and Gordon McKay@, R. Cheung  and P. Leung , "An Integrated Plant for Municipal Solid Waste Co-combustion in Cement Production", Journal of Solid Waste Technology and Management, 28, No. 4, P175-181, 2002.

 

30

Li Wenkai, C.W. Hui*, B. Hua@, Z. Tong@, Scheduling Crude Oil Unloading, Storage and Processing, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 41, p6723-6734, 2002.

 

29

Hui, C.W., B. Chen% and G. McKay@*,Contact Time Optimization of Two-Stage Batch Adsorber systems using the Modified Film-Pore Diffusion Model, Chemical Engineering Science, 57, 2863-2873, 2002.

 

28

Cheng  Y.S., M. A. Pena , J. L. Fierra , D.C.W. Hui, K.L. Yeung*@, "Performance of Alumina, Zeolite palladium Pd-Ag alloy membranes for hydrogen separation from Town Gas Mixture", J. Membrane Sci., 204(1-2), 329-340,July 15, 2002.

 

27

Cheung K.Y., C.W. Hui*, H. Sakamoto@, K. Hirata@, L. O'Young@, Short term Site-wide Maintaining Scheduling, Computer-aided Process Engineering, Elsevier Book Series, Vol. 12, P655-660, May 2002.

 

26

Hui*, C.W. and R. Smith&, "Targeting and Design for Minimum Treatment Flowrate for Vent Streams", Chemical Engineering Research and Design, Volume 79, Issue 1, Pages 13-24, January 2001.

 

25

Kwok Y., C. Hui*, Site-wide Energy Optimization with Steam Pressure Changes, Computer-aided Process Engineering, Vol. 9, P1029-1034, Elsevier Book Series, May 2001.

 

24

Hui*, C.W., A. Gupta, "A Bi-Index continuous time MILP model for Short-term Scheduling of Single-stage Multi-product Batch Plants with Parallel Line", Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, No. 25, Vol 40, P5960-5967, 2001.

 

23

K.Y. Cheung and C.W. Hui*, Heat Exchanger Network Optimization with Discontinuous Exchanger Cost Function, Applied Thermal Engineering, 21, Issue 13-14, Oct 2001.

 

22

Chen%, Buning,  Hui, C.W., G. McKay*@, "Film-Pore Diffusion Modeling for the Adsorption of Metal Ions from Aqueous Effluents onto Peat", Water Research, 35, 14, pp 3345 - 3356, 2001.

 

21

Chen%, Buning, Hui, C.W., G. McKay*@, Pore-Surface Diffusion Modeling for Dyes from Effluents on Pith.", Langmuir, 17, pp. 740-748,2001.

 

20

Chen%, Buning, Hui, C.W., G. McKay*@, "Film-Pore Diffusion Modeling and Contact Time Optimization for the Adsorption Dyestuffs on Pitch", Chemical Engineering Journal, 84, pp. 77-94, (2001).

 

19

Kin-Lung Ma, Chi-Wai Hui*, T. F. Yee@, Constant Approach Temperature Model for HEN Retrofit, Applied Thermal Engineering, 20, 1505-1533, 2000.

 

18

Hui*, C.W., "Determine Marginal Values of Intermediate Material and Utility using a Site Model", Comput. & Chem. Engng., Vol. 24, p1023-1029, July 2000.

 

17

Hui*, C.W., A. Gupta and H. Meulen@, "An Novel MILP formulation for Short Term Scheduling of Multistage Multi-Products Batch Plants", Comput. & Chem. Engng., Vol. 24, p1611-1617, July 2000.

 

16

Gupta, A. and C.W. Hui*, A Bi-Index Continuous Time MILP Model for Short-Term Scheduling of Single-Stage Multi-Product Batch Plants with Parallel Units, Vol.8, Computer-Aided Chemical Engineering, Elsevier Book Series, p133-138, (May 2000).

 

15

Hui*, C.W., "Optimizing chemical processes with discontinuous function - A novel formulation", Computers & Chemical Engineering, Vol.23, No.S, S479-S482, 1999.

 

14

Hui*, C.W., Buning Chen%, "Modeling Chemical Processes with discontinuous function", Manufacturing Automation (Chinese), ISSN 1009 - 0134, Vol. 21, p335-337. 1999.

 

13

Hui*, C.W., Buning Chen%, "Optimizing Utility System using a Site Model", Manufacturing Automation (Chinese), ISSN 1009 - 0134, Vol. 21, p329-334. 1999.

 

12

Shang , Z., A. Kokossis*@, C.W. Hui, "Synthesis, Optimal Planning and Scheduling for Process Plant Utility Systems", Comput. & Chem. Engng., Vol. 23, S137-S142, 1999.

 

11

Hui*, C.W. and Y. Natori@, "An industrial application using mixed-integer programming technique: A multi-period utility system model", Computers Chem. Engng. Vol. 20, pp. S1577-S1582 (1996)

 

10

Hui*, C.W. and S. Ahmad@, "Total Site Heat Integration using the utility system". Computers Chem. Engng. 18, 729 - 742 (1994)

 

9

Hui*, C.W. and S. Ahmad, "Minimum Cost heat recovery between Separate Plant Regions". Comput. & Chem. Engng. 18, 711-728 (1994)

 

8

Hui*, C.W., S. Hasegawa@ and Y. Natori@, "Pinch Analysis and Simulation for Energy Conservation", Japanese Aromatic Journal, Vol. 46.1.2, 11-16 (1994).

 

7

Ahmad* S. and C. W. Hui, "Heat recovery between areas of integrity". Computers Chem. Engng. 15, 809-832 (1991).

 

 

 

Invited articles, book chapters:

 

 

 

 

6

Alireza Bazargan, Chi Wai Hui, and Gordon McKay*, Porous Carbons from Plastic Waste, Adv Polym Sci, DOI: 10.1007/12_2013_253, © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2013.

5

He Y. and Hui C. W. Meta-Heuristics for Large-Scale Process Scheduling. VDM Verlag, Saarbrucken, Germany, 2009.

4

Sui-Man Lai, Chi-Wai Hui, Industrial Chemistry, Chapter 50 - Importance of Industrial Processes, Manhattan Press, ISBN 978-988-218-261-5, 2009.

3

Sui-Man Lai, Chi-Wai Hui, Industrial Chemistry, Chapter 54 -Industrial Processes, Manhattan Press, ISBN 978-988-218-261-5, Nov 2009.

 

2

Lee@*, S. and C.W. Hui, Energy to Waste Integration - An Environmental Rose Garden Scheme, Green Productivity (A periodic journal published by Hong Kong Productivity Council), p6-9, Mar 2003.

1

Hui* David, S. Lee@ and J. Ip@, The Environmental Rose Garden - An integrated waste treatment scheme, Hong Kong Engineer (Periodic Journal Published by The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers), p16-17, Nov. 2002.

Conference Papers:

 

67

Alireza Bazargan, Jun Tan, Chi Wai Hui and Gordon McKay, Reassessing ASTM F716 and F726 Standards for Oil Sorbent Performance Testing, ICEER 2014, Madrid, Spain, July 18-19, 2014.

 

66

Hui Chi-Wai, Heat integration with variable stream temperatures and flowrates, Symposium on Process Systems Engineering, Taiwan, May 23-24, 2014.

 

65

Tesfaldet Gebreegziabher , Adetoyese Olajire Oyedun, Zhang Yu, Wang Maojian, Zhu Yi,  Liu Jin, Chi Wai Hui*, Drying integrated biomass power plant: Effective utilization of waste heat,  ESCAPE24, Budapest, 15-18 June 2014. Page: 1555-1560, ISBN/ISSN: 978-0-444-63434-4, DOI:10.1016/B978-0-444-63455-9.50094-5.

 

64

Liu Jin, Tesfaldet Gebreegziabher, Zhang Yu, Adetoyese Olajire Oyedun, Zhu Yi, Wang Maojian, Chi Wai Hui*,  Modeling and optimization of microalgae drying for power generation, The 6th International Conference on Applied Energy – ICAE2014, Taipei, May 30- June 2 2014.

 

63

Zhu Yi, Adetoyese Olajire Oyedun, Wang Maojian, Tesfaldet Gebreegziabher, Zhang Yua, Liu Jin, Hui Chi Wai*, Modeling, Integration and Optimization of Biomass and Coal Co-Gasification, The 6th International Conference on Applied Energy – ICAE2014, Taipei, May 30- June 2 2014.

 

62

McKay G., J. Barford, D.C.W Hui, Teaching Process Safety - Development of a HAZOP Study Teaching Module, 4th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, January 7-9, 2014 in Bali, Indonesia.

 

61

Tesfaldet Gebgeegziabher, Adetoyese Olajire Oyedun,Yu Zhang, Chi Wai Hui*, Effective Optimization Model for Biomass Drying, ESCAPE23, Lappeenranta, 9-12 June 2013.

 

60

Adetoyese O. Oyedun, Tesfaldet Gebreegziabher, Chi Wai Hui*.Co-pyrolysis of biomass and plastics waste: A modelling approach, PRES2013, Rhodes, 30 Sep – 2 Oct 2013.

 

59

T. Gebreegziabher, A. O. Oyedun, K.L. Lam, H.K.M.Lee, C.W. Hui*, Kinetic modeling and analysis of waste bamboo pyrolysis, the 20th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering, Prague, 25-29 August 2012.

 

58

A.O. Oyedun, K.L. Lam, T. Gebreegziabher, H.K.M Lee, C.W. Hui*, Optimization of MSW feed for waste to energy practices, the 20th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering  (PRES-2012 & CHISA2012), Prague, 25-29 August 2012.

 

57

Ka-Leung Lam, Adetoyese O. Oyedun, Chi-Wai Hui*, Numerical Study of Mixed-Feedstock Pyrolysis, PSE2012, Singapore, June 2012. 

 

56

Ka-Leung Lam, Adetoyese O. Oyedun, Chi-Wai Hui*, CFD Study on the Application of Rotary Kiln in Pyrolysis, 21st European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering (ESCAPE-21) Conference at Thessaloniki (Greece), June 2011. 

 

55

Ka Leung Lam and C.W. Hui*, Design a multi-stage pyrolysis reactor, ISSD 2010, The International Symposium of System Design, December 8-11, 2010, Guangzhou-Campus, Sun Yat-Sen University.

 

54

King Lung Lee, Kwok Yuen Cheung, Ka Leung Lam and Chi Wai Hui*, Optimization of Multi-Stage Waste Tyre Pyrolysis Process, 20th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering (ESCAPE-20), Ischia (Italy), June 6-9 2010.

 

53

C. W. Lee, K. L. Lam, C. W. Hui*, Sustainability analysis of utilizing Jatropha Curcas L. for bio-diesel production, the 19th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering  (PRES-2010 & CHISA2010), Prague, 28 August 2010.

 

52

Ka Leung Lam, Chi Wui Lee, Chi Wai Hui*, Multi-stage Waste Tyre Pyrolysis: An Optimization Approach, the 19th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering  (PRES-2010 & CHISA2010), Prague, 28 August 2010.

 

51

K.H. Wong, C.W. Hui*, "Rule-based genetic-algorithm for single-stage batch scheduling with parallel implementation" 19th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering (ESCAPE-19) Conference at Cracow, Poland, June 14-17, 2009. 

 

50

S.M. Lai, K. H. Wong, H. Wu, C. W. Hui*, B. Hua@ and G. Zhang@, "Flexible heat exchanger network (HEN) design for low temperature heat utilization in oil refinery" European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering (ESCAPE-19) Conference at Cracow, Poland, July 2009.

 

49

Sau-Man LAI, Chi-Wai Hui*, Integration of Trigeneration system and thermal storage under demand uncertainties, International Conference of Applied Energy (ICAE'09),  Hong Kong, Jan 2009.

 

48

Lai S.M., Chi-Wai Hui*, Feasibility, Flexibility and Reliability for a Trigeneration System, Pres'08 & CHISA2008, Prague, Aug 2008.

 

47

Kentaro Hirata@, Pang Chan, Haruo Sakamoto@, Chi-Wai Hui, Sau-Man Lai, Flexibility Study on Site-Modeling,  ESCAPE-17, Romania, May 2007.

 

46

Lai S.M., Chi-Wai Hui*, Measurement of Plant Flexibility, ESCAPE-17, Romania, May 2007.

 

45

Yaohua He, Chi-Wai Hui*, Self-Learning Approaches Based on Genetic Algorithm for Single-Stage Multi-Product Scheduling, PRES'06, Prague, Aug 2006.

 

44

Li Wenkai, X. Liang@, Chi-Wai Hui*, Plant-wide planning and marginal value analysis for a refinery complex, 9th PSE and 16th ESCAPE, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, July 2006.

 

43

K. Hirata@*, P. Chan, H. Sakamoto@, Chi-Wai Hui, Pricing utilities for large-scale chemical production site, 9th PSE and 16th ESCAPE, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, July 2006.

 

42

He Yaohua, Chi-Wai Hui*, Dynamic rule-based genetic algorithm for large-size single-stage batch scheduling, 9th PSE and 16th ESCAPE, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, July 2006.

 

41

Kentaro Hirata*, Pang Chan, Kwok-Yuen Cheung, Haruo Sakamoto, Kenichi Ide, Chi-Wai Hui, Site-Model Utility System Optimisation -- Industrial Case Study of KKEPC, PRES'2005, Prague, 2005.

 

40

Kentaro Hirata1*@, Haruo Sakamoto1@, Kwok-Yuen Cheung, Lionel O'Young@, and Chi-Wai Hui, Simultaneous Site-Wide Energy, Waste and Production Optimization - Industrial Case Studies, ESCAPE14, Lispon, 2004.

 

39

W.H. Cheung, K.K.H. Choy, D.C.W. Hui, J.F. Porter and G. McKay*, "Use of Municipal Solid Waste for integrated Cement Production", 32nd Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference, CHEMECA 2004, Sydney, Australia, 26-29, September, 2004.

 

38

W.H. Cheung, K.K.H. Choy, C.W. Hui and G. McKay*, "Integrated Cement Production with Municipal Solid Waste Incineration", 16th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering CHISA 2004, Prague, Czech, Republic, 22 - 26 August 2004.

 

37

Chen P. and C.W. Hui*, "Flexibility Study of a Utility Plant", 16th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering CHISA 2004, Prague, Czech, Republic, 22 - 26 August 2004.

 

36

Kentaro Hirata*, Haruo Sakamoto, Kwok-Yuen Cheung, Lionel O'Young and Chi-Wai Hui, "Simultaneous Site-Wide Energy, Waste and Production Optimization - Industrial Case Studies", ESCAPE 14, Lisbon, 16-19 May 2004.

 

35

Li Wenkai and C.W. Hui*, Debottlenecking and Retrofitting for a Refinery Using Marginal Value Analysis, Sensitivity Analysis and Parametric Programming, PSE2003, June 22-27 2003, Kunming, China.

 

34

Li Wenkai, C.W. Hui*, B. Hua@  and Z. Tong@, Material and Energy Integration in a petroleum Refinery Complex, PSE2003, June 22-27 2003, Kunming, China.

 

33

Li* Weimin, Li Wenkai, C.W. Hui, Integrating Neural Network Models for Refinery Planning, PSE2003, June 22-27 2003, Kunming, China.

 

32

K.Y. Cheung, C.W. Hui*, H. Sakamoto, K. Hirata, Electricity Contract Optimization for a Large-Scale Chemical Production Site, PSE2003, June 22-27 2003, Kunming, China.

 

31

Li Wenkai, C.W. Hui*, B. Hua+, Z. Tong@, Marginal Values Analysis for Chemical Industry, PSE2003, June 22-27 2003, Kunming, China.

 

30

Pang Chan#, C.W. Hui*, H. Sakamoto, K. Hirata and P. Li, Selecting Long-term Electricity Contract with Uncertain Demand, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada October 26 - 29, 2003

 

29

K.Y. Cheung, C.W. Hui*, H. Sakamoto@, K. Hirata@, Site-Modelling and its Applications, FOCAPO2003, Coral Spring, Florida, Jan 12-15 2003.

 

28

Li Wenkai, Chi-Wai Hui*, B. Hua+, Z. Tong@, Plant-wide Scheduling and Marginal Costs Analysis on Refinery, FOCAPO2003, Coral Spring, Florida, Jan 12-15 2003.

 

27

Cheung K.Y., C.W Hui*, H. Sakamoto@ and K. Hirata@, Universal Plant Model for Production Planning, Proceedings of the Conference on Process Integration Modeling and Optimization for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction (PRES'2002), August 2002, Praha, Czech Republic.

 

26

Li Wenkai, C.W Hui* and B. Hua+, Supply Chain Optimization of Refinery, Proceedings of the Conference on Process Integration Modeling and Optimization for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction (PRES'2002), August 2002, Praha, Czech Republic.

 

25

Cheung K.Y., C.W. Hui*, H. Sakamoto@, K. Hirata@, L. O'Young@, Short term Site-wide Maintaining Scheduling, Paper presented in the 12th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering (ESCAPE-12), May 2002, The Hague.

 

24

Hirata@ K., H. Sakamoto@, L. O'Young@, K.Y. Cheung, C.W. Hui*, Multi-site Utility Integration - An Industrial Application, Paper presented in the 12th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering (ESCAPE-12), May 2002, The Hague.

 

23

Mingang Zeng, B. Hua*, Q. Yin, Jinping Liu, Xin'an Xie, C. W. Hui, Decision-making of investment projects for Optimal Retrofit of Utility Systems in Petrochemical Corporations, IDPT 2002.

 

22

Ben Hua, Wenbin Hu and Xin'an Xie and Chi Wai Hui?AA Regional Simultaneous Optimal Planning of Energy Profile and CO2 Emission?AInternational Conference on Asian Energy in the New Century : Issues and Policies,Hong Kong Baptist University, August 16-17,2001.

 

21

M. Gunaratnam, C. W., Hui and R. Smith*+, "Total Water System Design", paper presented in AIChE annual meeting, New Orleans, March 11 2002.

 

20

Hui*, C.W., J. Porter&, G. McKay&, R. Cheung@ and P. Leung@, "An Integrated Design of Municipal Solid Waste Co-combustion in Cement Production and Power Generation for Optimum Energy Usage and Waste Minimization", International Conference on: Asian Energy in the New Century: Issues and Polices, Hong Kong, August 2001.

 

19

K. Cheung and C. Hui*, "Total-Site Maintenance Scheduling", Proceeding of the 4th Conference Process Integration Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction (PRES'01), P355-363, Florence 20-23 May 2001.

 

18

K. Cheung and C. Hui* "Heat Exchanger Network Optimization with Discontinuous Exchanger Cost Function", Proceedings of the Conference on Process Integration Modeling and Optimization for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction (PRES'2000), 27-31 August 2000, Praha, Czech Republic.

 

17

C. Tellez+, Y.S. Cheng, C.W. Hui*, K.L. Yeung, M.A. Pe?a+, A. Varma+, Performance of Packed Bed Membrane Reactor for Ethylene Epoxidation: Experimental Results and Model Prediction,  ICCMR-2000, 3 July 2000, Zaragoza. SPAIN.

 

16

Hui*, Chi-Wai and A. Gupta, "A Bi-Index Continuous Time MILP Model for Short-Term Scheduling of Single-Stage Multi-Product Batch Plants with Parallel Units", 10th European Symposium of Computer Aided Process Engineering, Florence, May 2000.

 

15

Hui*, Chi-Wai, A. Gupta, "Determine Marginal Values of Intermediate Material and Utility using a Site Model", Presented at the 7th Process Engineering Conference, Colorado, July 16-20, 2000.

 

14

Hui*, Chi-Wai, A. Gupta, "An Novel MILP formulation for Short Term Scheduling of Multistage Multi-Products Batch Plants", Accepted for the 7th Process Engineering Conference, Colorado, July 16-20, 2000.

 

13

Gupta A. and Chi-Wai Hui*, "A continuous time MILP model for Short-term Scheduling of Single-stage Multi-product Batch Plants with Parallel Lines", Proceedings of the 4rd Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering Applications and Practice, Texas, 17-20 November 1999.

 

12

Hui*, Chi-Wai, Buning Chen%, "Modeling Chemical Processes with discontinuous function", 2nd National Conference of Process Design and Integration (Chinese), Beijing, 2-5 August 1999.

 

11

Hui*, Chi-Wai, Buning Chen%, "Optimising Utility System using a Site Model", 2nd National Conference of Process Design and Integration (Chinese), Beijing, 2-5 August 1999.

 

10

Ma, Ronald, Chi-Wai Hui*, T. Yee@, "Constant Approach Temperature Model for the Retrofit of Heat Exchanger Networks - Simultaneous Optimization for Energy, Structural Modifications & New Area Cost", Proceedings of the 2nd Conference on Process Integration, Modeling and Optimization for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction (PRES'99), Budapest, Hungary, June 1999.

 

9

Gupta A. and Chi-Wai Hui*," Scheduling batch production and logistics", INFORM99, Philadelphia, 6-10 November 1999.

 

8

Gupta, A., and C.W. Hui*, "An efficient Linear Model for Logistic Optimization with Change Over Constraints", Proceedings of the 3rd Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering Applications and Practice, Hong Kong, Dec 28-31, 1998.

 

7

Ma, R., C.W. Hui* and T. Yee@, "A Simultaneously method for Heat Exchanger Network Retrofit", Proceedings of the 13th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering (CHISA'98)/1st Conference on Process Integration, Modeling and Optimization for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction (PRES'98), Praha, Czech Republic, 23-28 August, (1998).

 

6

Hui*, Chi-Wai, T. Asakura@, I. B. Tjoa@, "Minimizing Site-wide Utility Cost Using a Site Model", Proceedings of the 1st Conference on Process Integration, Modeling and Optimization for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction (PRES'98), Praha, Czech Republic, 23-28 August, 1998.

 

5

Shang, Z., C.W. Hui and A. Kokossis*+," Utility Network Optimisation: a Simultaneous and Systematic Approach", Proceedings of the international symposium of Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Aspects of Energy Systems and Processes (ECOS'98), Nancy-France, July 8-10, 1998.

 

4

Turkay*, M., Asakura@, T., Fujita@, K., Hui, D., Natori@, Y., Masaiwa@, Y., Oonishi@, H. and Tjoa@, B., "Total Site Optimization of a Petrochemical Complex", Proceedings of the FOCAPO'98, Utah on Jul 5-10, 1998.

 

3

Hui*, C.W. and Y. Natori@, "Improving Safety, Efficiency and Cost Reduction on Utility system by using thermodynamic and Modeling approaches - activities in Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, Mizushima Plant", Proceedings of the TAIES'97 conference, Beijing (June 1997).

 

2

Hui*, C.W. and T. Nishiiri@, "Apply Pinch Analysis to ParaXylene Process", Proceedings of the 30th Japanese Aromatic Conference, November 1996.

 

1

Hui*, C.W., Sadao Hasegawa@ and Yukikazu Natori@, "Total Site Energy Optimization", Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering, Vol. 2, P733-P738 (1994).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eDITORIAL WORKS:

Guest Editor, Chinese Journal of chemical Engineering, 20, 3, 2012.

 

 

Research Projects and Grants:

 

NO. of Projects

Investigator

Project Title

Project No. and Source[HK$]

Duration

43

PI&PM

Integration of biomass power plant

RGC-GRF. 613513

[645,500]

Sept 2013 – Aug 2016

42

PI&PM

Modeling gasification of mixed solid wastes in rotary kilns

RGC/UGC

FSGRF13EG03

[50,000]

04 Oct 2012- 03 Oct 2014

41

PI&PM

Improving the energy efficiency of high purity solvent production by integrating heat pumps

ITF-UIM/225

[7,634,850]

 

 Approved

1 March 2013

 

40

PI&PM

Advanced Symposium for Chemical and Environmental Engineering

 

PSCG12EG06/RGC

[45,439]

1 June 2012

(Completed)

39

PI&PM

Advance purification for mass production of acetonitrile

SPSRL12EG01

[30,000]

Solve-Pro Sci. Res. Ltd.

9 Dec 2011 to 8 May 2012 (Completed)

38

PI&PM

Techno-economic Evaluation of Microalgae Process Design

APAC01-09H00910/11PN

[348,750]

Air Products

 

Oct 13, 2010 to Jan 31, 2014 (on-going)

 

37

PI&PM

Pyrolysis of mixed wastes

GPEC10.EG01 Industrial Funding

[38,974]

Global Power & Energy Co. Ltd.

 

1 Jul 2010 – 31 May 2011 (Completed)

36

PI & PM

Production of biodiesel from Jatropha Curcas

BL09/10.EG01 Industrial funding

[10,000]

Biofuel Limited

 

1 Jan 2010 – 31 May 2010

(Completed)

35

PI & PM

Solvent Purification

Industrial Funding VSCL09/10.EG01

[10,000]

Vans’s Chemicals Ltd.

 

5 Nov 2009

(Completed)

34

PI & PM

A multi-stage pyrolysis process for the treatment of hydrocarbon waste and biomass

ITF – UIM189

[3, 551,040]

June 2009 – May 2011

33

PI

Electrochemical Tech.

Industrial [10,000]

Colour Smart Limited

 

April – May 2008 (Completed)

32

PI

Production of Carbon Nanotube and CNT Application as Catalyst

Support and Advanced Material for Energy Storage

ITF – ITP026

[ 5,121,000  ]

Submitted by

Nano and Advanced Materials Institute Limited

 

April 2009 – March 2011(Completed)

 

31

PI

Center for green products and processing technologies

[4,163,588 ]

Fok Ying Tung Graduate School (FYTGS)

 

Aug 2007 – 1 July 2011(Completed)

 

30

PI & PM

Sustainable design of Chemical Process

RGC-613808

[358,660]

1 Jan 2009 – 31 Dec 2010

29

PI & PM

Solving large-scale chemical process synthesis problems  via parallel evolutionary approaches      

RGC-614307

[418,000]

1 Jan 2008 – 31 Dec 2009

28

PI & PM

Tire liquefaction

Industrial Grant GPECL06/07.EG01

[90,000]

 

12 months from Dec 2006

27

CI

Hybrid vehicles and hydrogen economy as the interim and long term solutions to Hong Kong's energy usage

6004 PPR20051 HKUST [771,000]

18 months from Feb 2006

(Completed)

26

PI

Development of Energy Integration Study and Efficiency Analysis on MSW Co-Combustion Pilot Plant Operation

 

HKUST Postdoc Matching Fund (PDF) [162,000]

March 2006 -  Feb 2008

(Completed)

25

PI & PM

Integrating Production, Inventory and Logistics for Batch Production

 

DAG05/06.EG23

[70,125]

July 2006 – June 2007

(Completed)

24

PI & PM

Flexibility Study for Chemical Industry

 

RGC-614005

[512,868]

Sep 2005 – Aug 2008

23

PI

EHIA – “Innovative Technologies for conversion of MSW and C&D Waste into Various Forms of Valuable Products”

 

HIA04/05.EG03 [1,000,000]

Sep 2004 – Aug 2005

(Completed)

22

PI & PM

TDG-CLI

Teaching Development Grant – Continuous Learning & Improvement

Development of a HAZOP study learning module

 

HKUST-1-AL

[50,000]

Nov 2004 – Jan 2005

(Completed)

21

CI

A patient care system for the control of infectious diseases

[82,000]

RGC-DAG

1 Jan 2004 – 31 Dec 2004

(Completed)

 

20

PI & PM

Planning and Scheduling Shutdown Maintenance for a Large Scale Chemical Complex

 

[65,417]

RGC-DAG

DAG02.03-EG12

Mar 2003 – Feb 2005(Completed)

 

(Completed)

19

CI

Nanocatalytic systems for air and water quality control

RGC-ITF

 [8,988,000]

 

September 2002 – Feb 2004

(Completed)

18

PI & PM

Feasibility Study to Design, Install, Test and Operate

a Power Generating MSW Gasifier at HKUST

[100,000]

HKUST, EMO

January 2002 – March 2002

(Completed)

17

PI & PM

 

Design an Wastewater Treatment Unit for Soil Water

 

[82,000]

APEL01/02.EG01

Allied (International) Process Engineering Ltd.

 

May 2002 -

(Completed)

16

PI & PM

Supply Chain Optimization of Batch Production Process

 

[62,988.07]

RGC-DAG

DAG00/01.EG05

 

1 Dec 2000 – 30 Nov 2002

(Completed)

15

PI & PM

 

Emission Control Technologies for Removing, Modelling of Dioxin and Dioxin-like compounds from Municipal Solid Waste Incineration

 

[360,000]

 PDF[1].

 

Aug 2001 – Aug 2002

(Completed)

 

 

14

PI & PM

Site-wide modeling and its applications

[2,500,000 Yen]

[=156,800 HKD]

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation

 

July 1 2001 – May 31 2003

(On-going)

13

CI

Thermo Chemical Treatment of Hydrolyzed Sewage Sludge,

[100,000 NOK]

(120,000 HKD)

GRANT No. 150480/210 

Norwegian Research Council.

Collaborate with Organic Power Inc., Norway.

 

12 Dec 2001 – 11 Dec 2003

(Completed)

12

PI & PM

Site-wide Energy Optimization with Steam Pressure Changes, ESCAPE-11, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

[5,937]

UGC-RTG

May – June 2001

(Completed)

11

PI

Design of an integrated MSW Incinerator and Cement Plant.

(With Green Island Cement)

 

<19,000,000>[2]

[3,166,666]

(ITF[3])

UIM-13

 

1st July 2000 -

30th June 2003

(Completed)

10

PI & PM

Develop a Targeting and Optimisation Approach for Minimizing Wastewater from the Process Industries

 

[72,000]

HK/UK Grant – JRS00/12

(British Council)

1st March 2000 -

28th Feb. 2000

(Completed)

 

9

CI

The Key Scientific Problems in High Efficiency Energy Conservation

 

27,000,000 (RMB)

[100,000 RMB]

973 Project - The Major State Basic Research Development Program (G2000026308), China

 

April 2000 – March 2004

(Completed)

8

CI[4]

Study on Matesynthesis of Technology and Management of Process Systems

1,000,000 (RMB)

[50,000 RMB]

NSFC, China

(Grant 79931000)

 

1st Sept. 1999 -

31st Aug. 2003

(Completed)

7

PI & PM

Site Modeling, Simulation, Optimization, Targeting and Management

 

[405,000]

RGC-CERG

HKUST6014/99P

1st Sept. 1999 - 31st Aug. 2002

(Completed)

 

6

CI

Environmental Applications of Mesoporous Silica with Engineered Pore Structure and Tailored Chemistry

 

[400,000]

RGC-CERG

 

September 1999 – August 2001

(Completed)

5

PI & PM

Develop a targeting and optimisation approach for minimizing site-wise gas emissions

 

[69,796]

HK/UK Grant – JRS99/33

(British Council)

16th Mar. 1999 - 15th Mar. 2000

(Completed)

4

PI & PM

Site-wide Maintenance Scheduling, PRES-99, Budapest, Hungary

 

[4,778]

UGC-RTG[5]

May – June 1999

(Completed)

3

CI

Separation Properties of Engineered Zeolite Membranes

 

[485,000]

RGC-CERG

1st Sept. 1998 -

31st Aug. 2000

(Completed)

 

2

PI[6] & PM[7]

 

Site Modeling - Integrating thermodynamic analysis and mathematical programming for site-wide targeting and Optimization

 

[420,000][8]

RGC[9]-CERG

HKUST6036/98P

1st Sep. 1998 - 31st Aug. 2001

(Completed)

1

PI & PM

Modeling Chemical Process with Discontinuous Functions

 

[100,000]

RGC-DAG

DAG97/98-EG11

1st Feb. 1998 -31st Dec. 1999

(Completed)

 

 

 

 


 

Course Developed and Taught:

 

Energy Integration and Optimization (CBME 5810)

The course is designed for master degree students who have little experience in design or optimization of energy systems in particular related to chemical production processes.  Contents of the course include:

1.      model and optimize individual energy equipment such as heat exchanger, boiler, turbine and compressor,

2.      integrate and optimize energy system such as steam boiler plant, combine cycle, refrigeration system, etc., by combining equipment studied in 1),

3.      target, design and optimize heat exchanger network, and

4.      design and integrate energy system with production process.

 

Chemical Process Design and Integration (CENG 3120)

This is a core course CBME UG student in all streams.  The objectives of the course are:

1. Apply basic chemical engineering principles to design chemical processes conceptually.

2. Use Excel and ASPEN+ to simulate and optimization chemical process flow sheet.

3. Make design decisions and equipment selection effectively based upon some basic design heuristics, guidelines or rules of thumb.

4. Target, design and optimize energy systems

5. Synthesize distillation systems and heat recovery networks.

 

Optimization of Chemical and Energy Processes (CENG 600P)

Students learn how to apply different mathematical programming techniques to optimize chemical or energy processes.  Mathematical modeling techniques will be taught and practiced using EXCEL and a General Algebraic Modeling System (GAMS) that is commonly used by researchers and industrialists for solving sophisticated engineering problems.  Case studies developed by Computer Aids for Chemical Engineering Education (CACHE) will be used to provide the students a comprehensive view of typical chemical engineering problems and how these problems are modeled and solved. 

 

Energy Resources, Conversions and Technologies (CENG4140 former CENG 4000A)

The course provides the fundamental knowledge of energy resources, their conversions and utilization technologies.   Basic thermodynamic such as fuel and combustion models, measurement techniques will be taught that allow the students to manage basic conversion calculations and to evaluate different energy utilization options.  The course will also elaborate the relationship and tradeoff among energy, environment and sustainable development. 

 

Process Design and Economics (CENG 303)

The aims of the course are to bring together the fundamental principles of chemical engineering that the students have studied during the first two years of the CENG courses.   The course will introduce some basic techniques to students to prepare them in handling plant design projects.   These techniques include equipment selection; sizing and costing; project evaluation; plant safety and operation; etc.    After completing this course the students will be capable and ready to undertake the Final Year Design Project carried out in the Spring Semester.

 

Process Design and Simulation (CENG 391, GENG292 and CENG393)

This course was part of the Final Year Design Project and was offer only one time in Year 2003.  Students will learn and use the state-of-the-art commercial software to simulate, synthesis, evaluation and optimize chemical or environmental processes.   The course covers basic computer-aided-design techniques that include steady state simulation, dynamic simulation, plant costing and evaluation and mathematical modeling techniques used for plant design and evaluation. This course consists of the following modules:

1.    User defined reaction kinetic subroutine (Aspen+)

2.    Plant and Equipment costing and evolution (Aspen Icarus)

3.    Dynamic simulation and plant operation (Aspen Dynamic)

4.    Process synthesis by mathematical modeling (GAMS)

 

Chemical & Bioproduct Engineering Design Projects (CENG 4912)

A one-year project involving the application of chemical and bio engineering principles to the design, planning, experimental or analytical investigation of a chemical or bio-product production process.  Working in small teams and individually under supervision, students are expected to demonstrate creative and critical powers through choices and decisions made in areas of uncertainty.  Students should have completed the second year program. 


Summer Research Project (CENG 398) / Investigation Project (CENG4980)

This is summer research projects offer to students who are interested in conducting a research project with a professor.

 

Aspen+ Training

A two weeks industrial training designed for year 2 students to provide basic techniques in process simulation.  The training contains 8 modules: 

1.      Introduction to ASPEN Plus

2.      Reactor and reactions

3.      Process front-end simulation

4.      Introduction to Separation

5.      Distillation

6.      Design Specifications

7.      Recycle loops and convergence



[1] Postdoc matching fund offered by the School of Engineering

[2] Number in  < > is the overall funding for the project

[3] The Hong Kong Innovation and Technology Commission

[4] Co-investigator (CI) takes responsibility of one of the proposed research topics.

[5] UGC: University Grant Council

[6] Principal Investigator (PI) in charge of research activities of one or all of the main research areas.

[7] Project Manager or Project Coordinator  (PM) in charge of the use of the research funding

[8] Number in bracket [ ] is the amount managed by Chi-Wai HUI

[9] Hong Kong Research Grant Council