Prof. Jung-Hui Chen
Eng., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Optimization of Membrane
Iterative Learning Neural
Network Based Control Design
Monitoring and Diagnosis
Membrane Reactor Design for Biodiesel Process：
Based on the membrane reactor, a novel
reactor-separator that keeps biological oil in
the reactor and decreases the cost of separating
oil from glycerin and biodiesel is developed.
Development and Optimal Design of Finned Tube
Based Membrane Distillation Modules
Development of a novel finned hollow tube module
in the membrane distillation(MD) for
desalination is investigated. The effectiveness analysis is applied to
optimal design and scale-up of MD modules.
Development of Non-Invasive Ultrasonic Techniques
for Characterization of Membrane Fouling：
applications of ultrasonic techniques and
multivariate statistical analysis to
microfiltration and ultrafiltration can fully
monitor and diagnose the flux decline by
membrane fouling .
Learning Based Neural Networks
for Membrane Separation：
The goals are to develop
an iterative learning based network to
accurately the highly complex operation
of membrane separation and to develop new
control laws for reduction and control of flux
Potential Applications of
Control of Membrane Reactors for Biodiesel Production
Design of Membrane Distillation for Desalination
and Water Purification
Ultrssonic Techniques and
Its Statistical Analysis for Detection and
Diagnosis of Membrane Fouling
Modeling and Simulation of Membrane Process
J. Chen, Y.-C. Yang, J.-Y. Huang “On-Line
Monitoring and Diagnosis of Membrane Fouling
Using Ultrasonic Techniques,” Chemometer
Intell Lab., 127, 147-157 (2013).
Y. Liu, J. Chen “Integrated Soft Sensor
using Just-in-time Support Vector Regression
and Probabilistic Analysis for Quality
Prediction of Multi-grade Processes,” J.
Process Contr., 23, 793-804. (2013).
M.-F. Chong, J. Chen, P.-P. Oh, Z.-S. Chen
“Modeling Analysis of Membrane Reactor for
Biodiesel Production,” AIChE J.,
59(1) 258-271 (2013)
Y. Lu, J. Chen “Integration Design of Heat
Exchanger Networks into Membrane
Distillation Systems for Energy Saving,”
Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 51(19), 6798–6810
J. Chen, Y.-C. Yang, T.-S. Wei “Application
of Wavelet Analysis and Decision Tree in
UTDR Data for Diagnosis of Membrane
Filtration” Chemometer Intell Lab.,
116, 102-111 (2012).
J. Chen, C.-K. Kong, “Performance assessment
for iterative learning control of
batch units,” J. Process Contr., 19,
L.-H. Cheng, Y.-F. Cheng, S.-Y Yen, J.
Chen., "Application of UNIQUAC and SVM to
ultrafiltration for modeling ternary
mixtures of oil, FAME and methanol,"
Chem. Eng. Sci., 64(24), 5093-5103
J. Zhang, C.-C Chu, J. Munoz, J. Chen,
"Minimum entropy based run-to-run control
for semiconductor processes with uncertain
metrology delay," J. Process Contr.,
19, 1688-1697 (2009)
L.-H. Cheng, Y.-F. Cheng, S.-Y. Yen, J.
Chen, "Ultrafiltration of triglyceride from
bio diesel using the phase diagram of
oil-FAME-MeOH," J. Membr. sci., 330,
L.-H. Cheng, P.-C. Wu and J. Chen,
“Numerical simulation and optimal design of
AGMD-based hollow fiber modules for
desalination,” Ind. Eng. Chem. Res.,
48(10), 4948-4959 (2009).