Sustainable Chemical Process Technology, Ghent and Aalst Technology Campuses
Technology Cluster Sustainable Chemical Process, Technology Campuses Ghent and Aalst
Chemical & Biochemical Process Technology & Control (BioTeC+)
Scientific research in BioTeC+ concentrates on model based optimization and control of microbial conversion processes. The underlying motivation is that model based solutions to process optimization and control problems are superior in performance and robustness as compared to plain heuristic approaches. Process optimization is aimed at by creating optimal environmental conditions for the cell. Therefore, this line of research is fully complementary to process optimization by genetically modifying the cell itself.
To realize this mission interdisciplinary research is required: both concepts and techniques from mathematical modeling and systems and control as well as detailed microbiological/biochemical knowledge are essential building blocks for high performance process identification and control algorithms.