I-Lung Chien Professor

I-Lung Chien Professor
錢義隆 教授
email: ilungchien@ntu.edu.tw
office:Dept.of Chemical Engineering 213A
Lab Info
Process Systems Engineering Lab
Dept.of Chemical Engineering 307
(02)3366-3067; (02)2362-6970#11
  • Education Background

B.S. Ch. E. National Taiwan University, 1977
PhD. Ch. E. University of California, Santa Barbara, 1985
Senior Consulting Engineer, DuPont Engineering, 1985-1993
Associate Professor, ChE. Dept., Chang Gung College of Medicine of Technology, 1993-1997
Associate Professor, ChE. Dept., National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, 1997-1999
Professor, ChE. Dept., National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, 1999-2010

  • Research Topic

Design and Control of Chemical, Energy Related and Separation Processes: Rigorous steady simulation, process design, optimization, dynamic simulation, and control strategy development of various processes. Recent research topics include:

  1. Coal gasification polygeneration processes, products can be: electricity, synthetic natural gas, ammonia, ethylene glycol, olefins, etc.
  2. Azeotropic or close boiling systems, including: diluted ethanol/water mixture, diluted acetonitrile/water mixture, diluted acrylic acid/acetic acid/water mixture, tert-butanol dehydration, N,N-dimethylacetamide/acetic acid, styrene/ethyl benzene, cyclohexane/cyclohexene, ethylene glycol/1,2-PDO, acetone/methanol, 1,4-dioxane/water, pyridine/water, isopropanol dehydration, MMA/MeOH/water, DMC/MeOH, Toluene/MeOH/water, Aceton/Chloroform, Phenol/Cyclohexanone, and utilizing ionic liquid in separation, etc.
  3. Reactive Distillation Processes, including: three kinds of carbonate esters, butyl lavulinate, esterification reaction with mixed alcohol feed, cyclohexanol, triacetin, ethylene glycol diacetate, Methyl Glycolate,
  4. Biorenewable-based processes, including using glycerol to produce glycerol tertiary butyl ethers, 1,2-PDO, 1,3-PDO, etc.
  5. CO2 utilization processes, including using direct synthesis, trans-esterification reaction, urea alcoholysis, etc. to produce various carbonates.
  6. Energy-saving design of separation system or reactive-distillation process, methods including: multi-effect distillation, thermally-coupled distillation, dividing-wall distillation, vapor recompression/HIDic column, etc.
  7. Energy-related processes, including: biodiesel, cellulosic bioethanol, polyoxymethylene dimethyl ethers, etc.
  8. Hybrid separation processes, including: hybrid extraction-distillation process, hybrid pervaporation-distillation process, etc.
  • Recent Research Topic

1. Design and Control of Two Energy-Saving Separation Processes for Diluted
Azeotropic Mixtures
Ministry of Science and Technology, Principle Investigator
MOST 107-2221-E-002-102, 8/1/2018–7/31/2019
2. Using Artificial Intelligence Technology for Predicting Melt Index in SAN Process
NTUST, Co-PI, 05/01/2018–04/30/2019
3. CO2 Capture and Utilization (2/4) Part III. Development of the novel DRC
Intensified Plant-wide Process
Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Co-PI, 04/01/2018–11/30/2019

  • Honor
  1. Associate Editor, Journal of Process Control (2012 – now).
  2. International Program Committee (IPC) member, 12th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering (PSE-2015/ESCAPE25), Copenhagen, Denmark, May 31 – June 4, 2015.
  3. Keynote speaker, “Energy-Saving Design of Hybrid Extraction-Distillation System for Azeotropic Separation”, 2016 International Symposium on Novel and Sustainable Technology, Tainan, Taiwan, October 6-7, 2016.
  4. International Program Committee (IPC) member, 7th International Symposium on Design Operation & Control of Chemical Processes (PSE Asia 2016), Tokyo, Japan, July 24-27, 2016.
  5. ACS期刊 “Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research” Excellence in Review Award, 2016.
  6. 2016 Certificate of Outstanding Contributions in Reviewing, Computers and Chemical Engineering; Chemical Engineering & Processing: Process Intensification; and Journal of Process Control.
  7. 指導 陳宏興同學,獲得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.
  8. 指導 余柏毅同學,獲得2016年「台灣巴斯夫碩/博士創新論文獎」,2016。並為台灣區唯一獲選全額補助至Ludwigshafen德國巴斯夫總部舉辦之「2017年巴斯夫國際夏令營」之活動。
  9. Selected as one of the ten the most highly prolific authors for Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research in 2017.
  10. ACS期刊 “Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research” Excellence in Review Award, 2017.
  11. 2017 Certificate of Outstanding Contributions in Reviewing, Applied Thermal Engineering; Chemical and Engineering Research and Design; and Journal of Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers.
  12. 指導傅子袁、徐瑋澤、林采葳三位同學獲得105年度(2016-2017)台灣化學工程學會大學部學生程序設計競賽第三名,得獎作品「以甘油產製碳酸甘油酯製程之設計最適化與經濟評估研究」。
  13. 指導 余柏毅同學,獲得2017年「中技社科技研究獎學金」。
  14. ACS期刊 “Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research” Excellence in Review Award, 2018.
  15. 2018 Certificate of Outstanding Contributions in Reviewing, Chemical Engineering Science; Energy Journal; and Separation and Purification Technology.
  16. ACS期刊 “Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research” Excellence in Review Award, 2019.
  17. 指導 蔡孟霖同學,獲得2019台灣化學工程學會66週年年會暨科技部化學工程學門成果發表會壁報論文展暨競賽「綠色化工技術與程序系統工程」優勝獎,2019.
  1. B. Y. Yu and I. L. Chien, “Design and optimization of dimethyl oxalate (DMO) hydrogenation process to produce ethylene glycol (EG)”, Chemical Engineering Research & Design, 121, 173-190, 2017(May), (SCI,EI), Corresponding Author
  2. H. H. Chen, M. K. Chen, B. C. Chen and I. L. Chien, “Critical Assessment of Using an Ionic Liquid as Entrainer via Extractive Distillation”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 56(27), 7768-7782, 2017(Jul), (SCI,EI), Corresponding Author
  3. B. Y. Yu, R. Huang, X. Y. Zhong, M. J. Lee and I. L. Chien, “Energy-Efficient Extraction Distillation Process for Separating Diluted Acetonitrile Water Mixture: Rigorous Design with Experimental Verification from Ternary Liquid Liquid Equilibrium Data”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 56(51), 15112-15121, 2017(Dec), (SCI,EI), Corresponding Author
  4. B. Y. Yu, M. K. Chen and I. L. Chien, “Assessment on CO2 Utilization through Rigorous Simulation: Converting CO2 to Dimethyl Carbonate”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 57(2), 639-652, 2018(Jan), (SCI,EI), Corresponding Author
  5. C. C. Yi, W. C. Huang and I. L. Chien, “Energy-efficient heterogeneous extractive distillation system for the separation of close-boiling cyclohexane/cyclohexene mixture”, Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, 87, 26-35, 2018(Jun), (SCI,EI), Corresponding Author
  6. A. Yang, R. X. Wei, S. R. Sun, S. A. Wei, W. F. Shen and I. L. Chien, “Energy-Saving Optimal Design and Effective Control of Heat Integration-Extractive Dividing Wall Column for Separating Heterogeneous Mixture Methanol/Toluene/Water with Multiazeotropes”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 57(23), 8036-8056, 2018(Jun), (SCI,EI)
  7. Y. Yang, J. Liu, W. F. Shen, J. Li and I. L. Chien, “High-efficiency utilization of CO2 in the methanol production by a novel parallel-series system combining steam and dry methane reforming”, Energy, 158, 820-829, 2018(Sep), (SCI,EI)
  8. C. C. Yi, W. F. Shen and I. L. Chien, “Design and control of an energy-efficient alternative process for the separation of methanol/toluene/water ternary azeotropic mixture”, Separation and Purification Technology, 207, 489-497, 2018(Dec), (SCI,EI), Corresponding Author
  9. Y. H. Wang and I. L. Chien, “Unique Design Considerations for Maximum-Boiling Azeotropic Systems via Extractive Distillation: Acetone/Chloroform Separation”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 57(38), 12884-12894, 2018(Sep), (SCI,EI), Corresponding Author
  10. B. Y. Yu, C. Y. Chung and I. L. Chien, “Development of a plant-wide Dimethyl Oxalate (DMO) synthesis process from syngas: Rigorous design and optimization”, Computers & Chemical Engineering, 119, 85-100, 2018(Nov), (SCI,EI), Corresponding Author
  11. Y. J. Hu, Y. Su, S. M. Jin, I. L. Chien and W. F. Shen, “Systematic approach for screening organic and ionic liquid solvents in homogeneous extractive distillation exemplified by the tert-butanol dehydration”, Separation and Purification Technology, 211, 723-737, 2019(Mar), (SCI,EI)
  12. C. C. Yi and I. L. Chien, “Control Study to Enhance the Controllability of Heterogeneous Extractive Distillation: Cyclohexane/Cyclohexene Separation”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 58(8), 3211-3224, 2019(Feb), (SCI,EI), Corresponding Author
  13. S. B. Yang and I. L. Chien, “Rigorous Design and Optimization of Methyl Glycolate Production Process through Reactive Distillation Combined with a Middle Dividing-Wall Column”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 58(13), 5215-5227, 2019(Apr), (SCI,EI), Corresponding Author
  14. A. Yang, H. C. Zou, I. L. Chien, D. Wang, S. A. Wei, J. Z. Ren and W. F. Shen, “Optimal Design and Effective Control of Triple-Column Extractive Distillation for Separating Ethyl Acetate/Ethanol/Water with Multiazeotrope”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 58(17), 7265-7283, 2019(May), (SCI,EI)
  15. A. Yang, Y. Su, W. F. Shen, I. L. Chien and J. Z. Ren, “Multi-objective optimization of organic Rankine cycle system for the waste heat recovery in the heat pump assisted reactive dividing wall column”, Energy Conversion and Management, 199, 112041, 2019(Nov), (SCI,EI)
  16. A. Yang, Y. Su, I. L. Chien, S. M. Jin, C. L. Yan, S. A. Wei and W. F. Shen, “Investigation of an energy-saving double-thermally coupled extractive distillation for separating ternary system benzene/toluene/cyclohexane”, Energy, 186, 115756, 2019(Nov), (SCI,EI)
  17. A. Yang, S. M. Jin, W. F. Shen, P. Z. Cui, I. L. Chien and J. Z. Ren, “Investigation of energy-saving azeotropic dividing wall column to achieve cleaner production via heat exchanger network and heat pump technique”, Journal of Cleaner Production, 234, 410-422, 2019(Oct), (SCI,EI)
  18. C. L. Yan, A. Yang, I. L. Chien, S. A. Wei, W. F. Shen and J. Z. Ren, “Advanced exergy analysis of organic Rankine Cycles for Fischer-Tropsch syngas production with parallel dry and steam methane reforming”, Energy Conversion and Management, 199, 111963, 2019(Nov), (SCI,EI)
  19. S. R. Sun, A. Yang, I. L. Chien, W. F. Shen, S. A. Wei, J. Z. Ren and X. P. Zhang, “Intensification and performance assessment for synthesis of 2-methoxy-2-methyl-heptane through the combined use of different pressure thermally coupled reactive distillation and heat integration technique”, Chemical Engineering and Processing-Process Intensification, 142, 107561, 2019(Aug), (SCI,EI)
  20. W. C. Shen and I. L. Chien, “Design and Control of Ethanol/Benzene Separation by Energy Saving Extraction Distillation Process Using Glycerol as an Effective Heavy Solvent”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 58(31), 14295-14311, 2019(Aug), (SCI,EI), Corresponding Author