Process Dynamics and Operations

Dr. Erik Esche

Organization name Process Dynamics and Operation
Building KWT-A
Room KWT-A 108
Office hoursThursdays, 8-10 am, online - link upon request

Research

After my PhD on mixed-integer optimization under uncertainties, I have focused more on dynamics. Here, I am interested in the whole area from dynamic modeling to uncertainty quantification to real real-time applications on process plants.

Other research interests:

  •     Optimal and optimizing operation of process plants.
  •     Development and application of experimental design and parametric estimation methods
  •     State estimation in systems with widely varying measurement frequencies
  •     Modeling strategies for dynamic optimization
  •     Optimization under uncertainties using probability constraints
  •     Optimal synthesis of process plants, also considering dynamics
  •     Application of machine learning methods in process engineering
  •     Data models for linking process engineering information

Responsible for the research cluster MPDO as well as representative for MD

Research projects

Publikationen

2022

Esche, Erik; Weigert, Joris; Brand Rihm, Gerardo; Göbel, Jan; Repke, Jens-Uwe
Architectures for neural networks as surrogates for dynamic systems in chemical engineering
Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 177 :184–199
2022
ISSN: 0263-8762
Illner, Markus; Kozachynskyi, Volodymyr; Esche, Erik; Repke, Jens-Uwe
D-RTO as enabler for green chemical processes - systematic application and challenges in reactive liquid multiphase systems
In Yamashita, Yoshiyuki and Kano, Manabu, Editor, 14th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering (PSE 2021+) from Computer-aided chemical engineering
Page 433–438
Publisher: ELSEVIER - HEALTH SCIENCE, Amsterdam, Netherlands and Cambridge, MA
2022
433–438
ISBN
978-0-323-85159-6
Brand Rihm, Gerardo; Esche, Erik
Data-driven modelling of full batch distillation cycles based on recurrent neuronal networks
In Montastruc, Ludovic and Negny, Stephane, Editor, 32th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering Volume 51 from Computer-aided chemical engineering
Page 385–390
Publisher: ELSEVIER - HEALTH SCIENCE, Amsterdam, Netherlands and Cambridge, MA
2022
385–390
ISBN
978-0-323-95879-0
Krone, David; Esche, Erik; Asprion, Norbert; Skiborowski, Mirko; Repke, Jens-Uwe
Enabling optimization of complex distillation configurations in GAMS with CAPE-OPEN thermodynamic models
Computers & Chemical Engineering, 157 :107626
2022
ISSN: 0098-1354
Illner, Markus; Kozachynskyi, Volodymyr; Esche, Erik; Repke, Jens-Uwe
Fast-track realization of reactive microemulsion systems – Systematic system analysis and tailored application of PSE methods
Chemical Engineering Science, 252 :117290
2022
ISSN: 0009-2509
Hoffmann, Christian; Esche, Erik
Integration of design and operation for the CO2-based methanol synthesis
In Yamashita, Yoshiyuki and Kano, Manabu, Editor, 14th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering (PSE 2021+) Volume 49 from Computer-aided chemical engineering
Page 721–726
Publisher: ELSEVIER - HEALTH SCIENCE, Amsterdam, Netherlands and Cambridge, MA
2022
721–726
ISBN
978-0-323-85159-6
Hoffmann, Christian; Weigert, Joris; Brand Rihm, Gerardo; Esche, Erik; Repke, Jens-Uwe
Optimal aeration of wastewater treatment plants  based on recurrent neural networks and real plant  data
In Montastruc, Ludovic and Negny, Stephane, Editor, 32th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering Volume 51 from Computer-aided chemical engineering
Page 1489–1494
Publisher: ELSEVIER - HEALTH SCIENCE, Amsterdam, Netherlands and Cambridge, MA
2022
1489–1494
ISBN
978-0-323-95879-0
Esche, Erik; Weigert, Joris; Hoffmann, Christian
Real-time optimal operation of a chlor-alkali electrolysis process under demand response
In Yamashita, Yoshiyuki and Kano, Manabu, Editor, 14th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering (PSE 2021+) Volume 49 from Computer-aided chemical engineering
Page 397–402
Publisher: ELSEVIER - HEALTH SCIENCE, Amsterdam, Netherlands and Cambridge, MA
2022
397–402
ISBN
978-0-323-85159-6
Esche, Erik; Talis, Torben; Weigert, Joris; Brand Rihm, Gerardo; You, Byungjun; Hoffmann, Christian; Repke, Jens-Uwe
Semi-supervised Learning for Data-driven Soft-sensing of Biological and Chemical Processes
Chemical Engineering Science, 251 :117459
2022
ISSN: 0009-2509
Perez Ortiz, Abigail; Penteado, Alberto Teixeira; Karsten, Tim; Esche, Erik; Grigull, Vitor; Schomäcker, Reinhard; Repke, Jens-Uwe
Autothermal Oxidative Coupling of Methane: Steady–State Multiplicity over Mn–Na 2 WO 4 /SiO 2 at Mini–Plant Scale
Chemie Ingenieur Technik, 94 (5) :791–795
2022
ISSN: 0009-286X

2021

You, Byungjun; Esche, Erik; Weigert, Joris; Repke, Jens-Uwe
Joint Chance Constraint Approach based on Data-Driven Models for Optimization Under Uncertainty applied to the Williams-Otto Process
In Türkay, Metin and Gani, Rafiqul, Editor, 31th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering from Computer Aided Chemical Engineering
Page 523–528
Publisher: Elsevier
2021
523–528
ISBN
978-0-323-88506-5
Weigert, Joris; Hoffmann, Christian; Esche, Erik; Fischer, Peter; Repke, Jens-Uwe
Towards demand-side management of the chlor-alkali electrolysis: Dynamic modeling and model validation
Computers & Chemical Engineering, 149 :107287
2021
ISSN: 0098-1354
Brand Rihm, Gerardo; Esche, Erik; Repke, Jens-Uwe
Sampling Space Reduction for Data-driven Modelling of Batch Distillation - Introducing Expert Process Knowledge through Operation Recipes
In Türkay, Metin and Gani, Rafiqul, Editor, 31th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering from Computer Aided Chemical Engineering
Page 611–616
Publisher: Elsevier
2021
611–616
ISBN
978-0-323-88506-5
Schweidtmann, Artur M.; Esche, Erik; Fischer, Asja; Kloft, Marius; Repke, Jens-Uwe; Sager, Sebastian; Mitsos, Alexander
Machine Learning in Chemical Engineering: A Perspective
Chemie Ingenieur Technik, 93 (12) :2029–2039
2021
ISSN: 0009-286X
Penteado, Alberto Teixeira; Lovato, Giovanna; Perez Ortiz, Abigail; Esche, Erik; Domingues Rodrigues, José Alberto; Godini, Hamid Reza; Orjuela, Álvaro; Guvsvca, Jūlija; Repke, Jens-Uwe
Economic Potential of Bio-Ethylene Production via Oxidative Coupling of Methane in Biogas from Anaerobic Digestion of Industrial Effluents
Processes, 9 (9) :1613
2021
Obermeier, Andreas; Vollmer, Nikolaus; Windmeier, Christoph; Esche, Erik; Repke, Jens-Uwe
Generation of linear-based surrogate models from non-linear functional relationships for use in scheduling formulation
Computers & Chemical Engineering, 146 :107203
2021
ISSN: 0098-1354
Obermeier, Andreas; Windmeier, Christoph; Esche, Erik; Repke, Jens-Uwe
Embedding of temperature-dependent plant model into time-discrete scheduling formulation
Chemical Engineering Science, 235 :116444
2021
ISSN: 0009-2509
Bublitz, Saskia; Esche, Erik; Repke, Jens-Uwe
Automatic initial value generation with interval arithmetic for nonlinear process models
Computers & Chemical Engineering, 151 :107342
2021
ISSN: 0098-1354
Hoffmann, Christian; Hübner, Jessica; Klaucke, Franziska; Milojević, Natavsa; Müller, Robert; Neumann, Maximilian; Weigert, Joris; Esche, Erik; Hofmann, Mathias; Repke, Jens-Uwe; Schomäcker, Reinhard; Strasser, Peter; Tsatsaronis, George
Assessing the Realizable Flexibility Potential of Electrochemical Processes
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 60 (37) :13637–13660
2021
ISSN: 0888-5885
Talis, Torben; Weigert, Joris; Esche, Erik; Repke, Jens-Uwe
Adaptive Sampling of Dynamic Systems for Generation of Fast and Accurate Surrogate Models
Chemie Ingenieur Technik
2021
ISSN: 0009-286X

2020

Perez Ortiz, Abigail; Penteado, Alberto Teixeira; Thum, Lukas; Karsten, Tim; Esche, Erik; Grigull, Vitor; Schomäcker, Reinhard; Repke, Jens-Uwe
Influence of process parameters on oxidative coupling of methane for ethylene production from biogas
Chemie Ingenieur Technik, 92 (9) :1348
2020
ISSN: 0009-286X
Häussling Löwgren, Bartolomeus; Weigert, Joris; Esche, Erik; Repke, Jens-Uwe
Uncertainty Analysis for Data-Driven Chance-Constrained Optimization
Sustainability, 12 (6) :2450
2020
ISSN: 2071-1050
Hoffmann, Christian; Weigert, Joris; Esche, Erik; Repke, Jens-Uwe
Towards demand-side management of the chlor-alkali electrolysis: Dynamic, pressure-driven modeling and model validation of the 1,2-dichloroethane synthesis
Chemical Engineering Science, 214 :115358
2020
ISSN: 0009-2509
Kozachynskyi, Volodymyr; Illner, Markus; Esche, Erik; Repke, Jens-Uwe
Online model–based optimal experimental design: Implementation on a miniplant model for a reaction in a microemulsion
Chemie Ingenieur Technik, 92 (9) :1247
2020
ISSN: 0009-286X
Bublitz, Saskia; Esche, Erik; Repke, Jens-Uwe
Investigation of a Hybrid Approach to Find all Solutions of Nonlinear Equation Systems
In Pierucci, Sauro and Manenti, Flavio and Bozzano, Giulia Luisa and Manca, Davide, Editor, 30th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering Volume 48 from Computer Aided Chemical Engineering
Page 481–486
Publisher: Elsevier
2020
481–486
ISBN
9780128233771

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