Application of AI in Chemical Engineering

| October 10, 2018

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A major shortcoming of traditional strategies is the fact that solving chemical engineering problems due to the highly nonlinear behavior of chemical processes is often impossible or very difficult. Today, artificial intelligence (AI) techniques are becoming useful due to simple implementation, easy designing, generality, robustness, and flexibility. The AI includes various branches, namely, artificial neural network, fuzzy logic, genetic algorithm, expert systems, and hybrid systems.

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