Process synthesis studies in batch distillation column design and operation

Alkaya, Dilek


Exchange rate pass through into the export and import prices of Turkey
Abalı, Elif Ege; Akbostancı Özkazanç, Elif; Department of Economics (2004)
In this study, exchange rate pass-through into the export prices and import prices is analyzed separately at the disaggregate level. The study also attempts to differentiate exchange rate pass-through in the short-run and long-run. To analyze pass-through in the short-run, dynamic modeling is used. To analyze pass-through in the long-run, cointegration analysis is conducted. Estimation results show that exchange rate pass-through into the import prices is complete even at the disaggregate level. However, th...
Securing freedom of movement of persons in the EU : a governmentality perspective
Arcan, Özge; Ertuğrul, Kürşad; Department of Political Science and Public Administration (2010)
This thesis examines how the right of free movement of persons is governed through surveillance databases represented as security measures by applying the governmentality perspective. In order to do that, the study focuses on the relationship between freedom of movement, security and surveillance databases in the European Union such as Schengen Information System (SIS), European Dactylographic System (EURODAC) and the Europol Computer System (TECS). The main argument of the thesis is to analyze the role of ...
Fault detection and data validation in refinery power production
Kahya, Tuba; Kıncal, Serkan; Department of Chemical Engineering (2014)
In refinery utility generation, boilers, steam and gas turbines are the primary equipment, producing steam as well as electricity. In boilers, high pressure steam is produced by combustion of a mixture of waste gases from the production line and natural gas – called fuel gas. The steam is at relatively high pressures and is then reduced to lower pressures in steam turbines. The resulting medium and low pressure steam are sent to the refinery for use in processes. In a gas turbine, electricity is produced by...
Derivative free algorithms for large scale non-smooth optimization and their applications
Tor, Ali Hakan; Karasözen, Bülent; Department of Mathematics (2013)
In this thesis, various numerical methods are developed to solve nonsmooth and in particular, nonconvex optimization problems. More specifically, three numerical algorithms are developed for solving nonsmooth convex optimization problems and one algorithm is proposed to solve nonsmooth nonconvex optimization problems. In general, main differences between algorithms of smooth optimization are in the calculation of search directions, line searches for finding step-sizes and stopping criteria. However, in nonsmoo...
Simulation analysis of the blood supply chain and a case study
Yegül, Mert; Meral, Fatma Sedef; Department of Industrial Engineering (2007)
Efficient management of blood throughout the countries is of great economic importance, in addition to its major impact on the success of medical operations. This study is concerned with the analysis of policies for managing a unique blood supply chain network, which is defined in the new Blood and Blood Products Law of the Republic of Turkey. The main objective of the study is to obtain a better understanding of the system, and to find improved policies to be able to manage it efficiently. A discrete event...
Citation Formats
D. Alkaya, “Process synthesis studies in batch distillation column design and operation,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 1997.