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Large-Scale Networks in Engineering and Life Sciences

This edited volume provides insights into and tools for the modeling, analysis, optimization, and control of large-scale networks in the life sciences and in engineering. Large-scale systems are often the result of networked interactions between a large number of subsystems, and their analysis and control are becoming increasingly important. The chapters of this book present the basic concepts and theoretical foundations of network theory and discuss its applications in different scientific areas such as biochemical reactions, chemical production processes, systems biology, electrical circuits, and mobile agents. The aim is to identify common concepts, to understand the underlying mathematical ideas, and to inspire discussions across the borders of the various disciplines. 

The book originates from the interdisciplinary summer school “Large Scale Networks in Engineering and Life Sciences” hosted by the International Max Planck Research School Magdeburg, September 26-30, 2011, and will therefore be of interest to mathematicians, engineers, physicists, biologists, chemists, and anyone involved in the network sciences. In particular, due to their introductory nature the chapters can serve individually or as a whole as the basis of graduate courses and seminars, future summer schools, or as reference material for practitioners in the network sciences.

Original publication:

Benner, Peter, Findeisen, Rolf, Flockerzi, Dietrich, Reichl, Udo, Sundmacher, Kai (Eds.)
Large-Scale Networks in Engineering and Life Sciences
Birkhäuser. Basel. 31. Oktober 2014

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Chemical Engineering Science

Special issue: InPROMPT – Integrated chemical processes with liquid multiphase systems

"The special issue InPROMPT “Integrated Chemical Processes with Liquid Multiphase Systems” comprises 20 article contributions presenting different innovative solvent systems and methodologies for the optimal design of integrated chemical production processes. An opening review by Subramaniam et al. discusses the use of supercritical fluids (SCF) and gas-expanded liquids (GXL) as pressure-tunable media for multiphase catalytic reactions. It is followed by a research article written by Siougkrou et al. who propose a novel methodology for the simultaneous design of a CO2-expanded solvent and an appropriate process. The editors of this special issue take this opportunity to refer the readers to the Collaborative Research Center InPROMPT established at TU Berlin, TU Dortmund, Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg and the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems in Magdeburg, supported by the German Research Foundation ( The Center is engaged in the systematic development of efficient processes for the production of platform chemicals from renewable resources by use of novel multicomponent solvent systems. A substantial part of the here reported results was obtained under the roof of the InPROMPT Center." (quoted from Editorial)

Original publication:

Kai Sundmacher, Andrzej Górak, Matthias Kraume and Günter Wozny, Eds.,
Special Issue: InPROMPT – Integrated Chemical Processes with Liquid Multiphase Systems
in: Chemical Engineering Science, Volume 115, Pages 1-238, 1 August 2014

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