Valter Silva

Polytechnic Institute of PortalegrePortugal

Valter Silva, BSc, PhD, is presently working as Senior Researcher in Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre. He did his PhD in Chemical Engineering from Porto University in 2009. Also, he obtained the expert degree in numerical simulation in Engineering by ANSYS and Polytechnic University of Madrid in 2015 (advanced user of Fluent by ANSYS). V. Silva published about 60 works in international peer review journals (large majority related with low carbon technologies) and conferences. He was member in several Scientific Committees on the behalf of international conferences. Also, he won several projects and grants in the low carbon technology field with a total funding about 600 k€. V. Silva has been using his expertise in this field to conduct several successful projects with Portuguese companies.

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Optimized operating conditions for complex systems can be attained by using advanced combinations of numerical and statistical methodologies. One of the most efficient and straightforward solutions relies on the application of statistical methods with an emphasis on the design of experiments (DoEs). Throughout the book, the design and analysis of experiments are conducted involving several approaches, namely, Taguchi, response surface methods, statistical correlations, or even fractional factorial and model-based evolutionary operation designs. This book not only presents a theoretical overview about the different approaches but also contains material that covers the use of the experimental analysis applied to several chemical processes. Some chapters highlight the use of software products to assist experimenters in both the design and analysis stages. It helps graduate students, teachers, researchers, and other professionals who are interested in chemical process optimization and also provides a good basis of theoretical knowledge and valuable insights into the technical details of these tools as well as explains common pitfalls to avoid. The world's leading pharmaceutical companies and local governments are trying to achieve their eradication.

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