Cheng-Liang Chen Professor

Cheng-Liang Chen Professor
陳誠亮 教授
phone:(02)2363-6194 or (02)3366-3039
office:Dept.of Chemical Engineering 217
Lab Info


Process Systems Engineering Laboratory


Dept.of Chemical Engineering 307
  • Education Background

B.S. Ch.E. National Taiwan University, 1979
M.S. Ch.E. National Taiwan University, 1981
PhD. Ch.E.National Taiwan University, 1987

  • Research Topic

Process Integration and Optimization
In ordinary chemical plants, owing to the necessity of processes, heat exchangers are used frequently to retrieve as much heat energy as possible. On the other hand, mass exchangers for absoption and stripping, among other applications, are applied extensively to maintain the quality and quantity of some ingredients. Therefore, from the issue of how to integrate these heat and mass exchangers systematically, with a thorough perspective about the whole plant, to lower the cost of equipment and operation as well as lessening the environmental impact comes the so-called energy-mass integration problem. Based on mathematical programming for the purpose of process integration, this research aims for achieving various objects: the effective design of the whole-plant mass-energy exchange networks, energy as well as water reservation, and waste reduction. This technique has been extended to other applications such as plantwide water network, cooling water network, interplant steam power plant optimization, waste heat recovery from industrial processes, hybrid power systems analysis and design.

  • Recent Research Topic

1.Construction of Automatic Glucose Level Regulating System for Diabetic Patients 糖尿病患者血糖濃度自動調控管理系統之研究(3/3) Cheng-Liang Chen, Sponsored by National Science Council #NSC96-2221-E-002-151-MY3, NT$828,000, 8/1/2009-7/31/2010

2.熱整合蒸餾系統之分析與設計(3/3) Sponsored by Economic Affairs Department #96-EC-17-A-09-S1-019, NT$1,100,000, 12/1/2009-11/30/2010

3.先進操作系統運用之研究及發展計劃 Sponsored by 中技社 #08997, NT$478,000, 7/1/2009-6/30/2010

4.整體工業園區內製程工廠間能源整合策略發展計畫 Development of Total-Site Energy Integration Strategies for Processing Plants on Industrial ParksSponsored by National Science Council NSC 98-3114-E-002 -009 -, NT$ 3,567,000, 11/1/2009-12/31/2010

  • Honor
  1. Best Paper Award, Chen, C.L., P.S. Hung, “Mass Exchange Network Synthesis for Single component Problems,” Symposium on Process Systems Engineering, December 10, 2004, Taichung, Taiwan.
  2. Fu-Su-Nan Research Award, National Taiwan University, 2005.
  3. Professor An-Ping Su Award, Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2006
  4. Most Cited Articles, 2010 – 2012, Computers and Chemical Engineering (Design of inter-plant water network with central and decentralized water mains, Volume 34 (2010))
  5. Most Downloaded Articles, Sept 2012 – Aug 2013, Computers and Chemical Engineering (Multi-objective optimization of multi-echelon supply chain networks with uncertain product demands and prices, Volume 28 (2004))
  6. 台灣化學科技產業協進會「卓越研發獎」, 2014年9月
  7. 指導尹晉霆、黃睿、邱榮傑同學榮獲台灣化學工程學會104年「大學部學生程序設計競賽」第一名李國鼎獎 , 2015年10月
  8. 指導 張峰林同學,榮獲2016亞洲區程序系統工程研討會口頭報告「傑出學生論文獎」,2016
  9. 台灣化學工程學會第63屆賴再德教授獎(105年度),2016
  1. S. H. Wang, W. J. Wang, C. Y. Chang and C. L. Chen, “Analysis of a Looped High Pressure Steam Pipeline Network in a Large-Scale Refinery”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 54(37), 9222-9229, 2015(Sep), (SCI,EI)
  2. C. Deng, Y. H. Zhou, C. L. Chen and X. Feng, “Systematic approach for targeting interplant hydrogen networks”, Energy, 90, 68-88, 2015(Oct), (SCI,EI)
  3. Y. H. Chung, T. H. Peng, H. Y. Lee, C. L. Chen and I. L. Chien, “Design and Control of Reactive Distillation System for Esterification of Levulinic Acid and n-Butanol”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 54(13), 3341-3354, 2015(Apr), (SCI,EI)
  4. Y. C. Chen, K. L. Li, C. L. Chen and I. L. Chien, “Design and Control of a Hybrid Extraction-Distillation System for the Separation of Pyridine and Water”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 54(31), 7715-7727, 2015(Aug), (SCI,EI)
  5. H. Y. Lee, S. Y. Li and C. L. Chen, “Evolutional Design and Control of the Equilibrium-Limited Ethyl Acetate Process via Reactive Distillation-Pervaporation Hybrid Configuration”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 55(32), 8802-8817, 2016(Aug), (SCI,EI)
  6. C. L. Chen, P. Y. Li and S. N. T. Le, “Organic Rankine Cycle for Waste Heat Recovery in a Refinery”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 55(12), 3262-3275, 2016(Mar), (SCI,EI)
  7. C. L. Chen, Y. H. Chung and H. Y. Lee, “Design and Control of Reactive Distillation Process for the Production of Methyl Valerate”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 55(5), 1347-1360, 2016(Feb), (SCI,EI)
  8. C. L. Chen, H. C. Chen and J. Y. Lee, “Application of a generic superstructure-based formulation to the design of wind-pumped-storage hybrid systems on remote islands”, Energy Conversion and Management, 111, 339-351, 2016(Mar), (SCI,EI)
  9. J. Y. Lee and C. L. Chen, “A proposal for charting the undergraduate process control course for the 21st century”, Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, 73, 154-165, 2017(Apr), (SCI,EI)
  10. S. Le, J. Y. Lee and C. L. Chen, “Waste cold energy recovery from liquefied natural gas (LNG) regasification including pressure and thermal energy”, Energy, 152, 770-787, 2018(Jun), (SCI,EI)
  11. Lee J.Y., Chen and C.L., “Recent Advances in Process Integration and Its Applications”, Process Integration and Optimization for Sustainability, 2(3), 141-142, 2018(Sep)
  12. C. W. Ong and C. L. Chen, “Technical and economic evaluation of seawater freezing desalination using liquefied natural gas”, Energy, 181, 429-439, 2019(Aug), (SCI,EI)
  13. S. B. Dai, H. Y. Lee and C. L. Chen, “Design and Economic Evaluation for the Production of Ethyl Lactate via Reactive Distillation Combined with Various Separation Configurations”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 58(15), 6121-6132, 2019(Apr), (SCI,EI)
  14. J. L. Chung, S. Le, and C. L Chen, “New Perspective on the Augmented Taiwan Energy Flow Diagram”, Low Carbon Economy, 10, 59-80, 2019(Jan)