438603 Sustainable Design through Process Integration, Control and Optimization

Sunday, November 8, 2015
Exhibit Hall 1 (Salt Palace Convention Center)
Monzure-Khoda Kazi, Department of Chemical Engineering, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar


Sustainable Design through Process Integration, Control and Optimization

Kazi Monzure Khoda

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Department of Chemical Engineering | Qatar University

Email: kazi.khoda@gmail.com; kazi0001@qu.edu.qa |Tel: (+974) 6640 8300



Process Optimization

Process Design

Process Simulation

Process Integration

Process Safety

Process Control

Financial Modelling

Ad hoc Reporting

Market Analysis



The focus of my research is to develop the concept of sustainable design, which involves process-design activities that lead to economic growth, environmental protection, and social progress for the current generation without compromising the potential of future generations to have an ecosystem that meets their needs. The ultimate target of my research activities is to conserve natural resources (mass and energy), recycle and reuse materials, prevent pollution, enhance yield, improve quality, advance inherent safety, and increase profitability. To achieve the desire goals a systematic framework and associated concepts and tools are necessary to guide designer methodically with the global insight of the process, to identify root causes of the problems or key areas of opportunities, to benchmark the performance of the process, and to develop a set of design recommendations that can attain the true potential of the process. My research background of process integration, process control and specially process optimization assist me for developing new concepts and tools to systematically enhance and reconcile various process objectives, such as cost effectiveness, yield enhancement, energy efficiency, and pollution prevention. I am working last few years to develop such methodical sustainable approaches for various processes starting from small scale production (producing valuable pharmaceutical drags using liquid chromatography) to large scale facility (managing industrial flares during abnormal situations). As my specialization is to work with different kinds of optimization algorithms and control concepts, I would also like to face the challenges from process uncertainty and from the black box problems which can be mitigated using sustainable process integration. My knowledge of research is not limited to the industrial processes, I have also implemented my acquire optimization knowledge to develop some adaptable financial modelling/algorithms which can be used in the most challenging and unpredictable global financial markets. The strong point of my research activity is that I can use my long experience of capital market to develop long term view for energy and commodity prices; this knowledge can be integrated with my developed framework to make the system/design more robust to face different kind of challenges including unpredictable price fluctuations (price fluctuations of oil, natural gas etc.), unpredictable incidents (industrial flaring) or unknown disturbances (sudden changes in process parameters).



1. Possesses 7 years' R&D experience

2. Expert in different optimization algorithms (i.e., Genetic Algorithm, SQP, Neural Network)

3. Developed a customized separation technique and online monitoring system for chiral drug separation named as i-SCC

4. Working on sustainable plant design through process integration

5. Took charge of developing an integrated approach to the simultaneous design and operation of industrial facilities for abnormal situation management

6. Developed an optimization framework and some energy alternatives tools for industrial flare reduction along with a greenhouse gas calculator and the complete historical database of ethylene plant flaring with the collaboration with industrial advisory (Q-Chem)

7. Worked on developing different feed injection mechanism, initial modelling for SFC and prepared the framework for measuring adsorption isotherm in large-scale chromatography with green Solvents.

8. 6 years' experience of managing financial portfolio in-line with money management by investing in global FOREX, CFD and STOCK market

9. Contributed strategic insight in analysing experimental data for system optimization using mathematical and statistical models

10. Worked as lecturer in Green University of Bangladesh and as teaching assistant in the School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, NTU in four chemical engineering courses: Advanced reaction engineering, Process control, MATLAB workshop and Chemical/Bioengineering lab.

12. Worked with different software i.e., MATLAB, LINGO, LabVIEW, Aspen HYSYS, Auto CAD, Latex, Origin, EndNote, MetaQuotes Language (MQL4/MQL5), JFOREX

13. Worked with various instruments i.e., High pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC), Supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC), Gas chromatography (GC), Magnetic suspension balance



Doctor of Philosophy

Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore

July 2013


Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (CGPA: 3.75/4.00)

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Bangladesh

January 2008




Microsoft Faculty Fellow Microsoft

April, 2014

Certificate of Completion of Sustainable Design through Process Integration Training Course - Process Technology, Qatar

March, 2014

Graphical system design achievement awards - National Instruments ASEAN


Research scholarship - Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

January,2009 January, 2012

Dean's list awards - Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

2003 - 2007

Technical scholarship - Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

2003 - 2007




[P1] Bijan Medi, Monzure-Khoda Kazi, and M. Amanullah. Design of an improved single-column chromatographic separation process and its online monitoring system. (Patent pending).

Journal Papers

[J1] Monzure-Khoda Kazi, Bijan Medi, and M. Amanullah. Optimization of an Improved Single-Column Chromatographic Process for the Separation of Enantiomers. Journal of Chromatography A, 2012. 1231: p. 22-30. ( doi:10.1016/j.chroma.2012.01.057).

[J2] Monzure-Khoda Kazi, Fahd Mohammed, Ahmed Mhd Nabil AlNouss and Fadwa Eljack. Multi-objective optimization methodology to size cogeneration systems for managing flares from uncertain sources during abnormal process operation. Computers and Chemical Engineering, 2015 vol 76, p. 76-86

Invited Talk

[T1] Monzure-Khoda Kazi, and Fadwa T. Eljack. Sustainable Approaches for Abnormal Situation Management. Water and Energy Workshop, Doha, Qatar, 2015.

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