Virtual Materials Group Inc.

Saybry Limited - New Zealand and Australia

Brent Young, PhD CEng

Principal and Director, Saybry Limited

47 Stranolar Drive
Mount Roskill South
Auckland 1041, New Zealand

Email: Saybry@xtra.co.nz
Phone/Fax +64 (0)9 627 3018
Cell +64 (0) 210 245 3444


Serving the Australasian Process Industry in Simulation, Modelling and Control

Detailed steady state and dynamic simulation, process control; advanced process control; front-end engineering process design; process scale up; eco-efficiency, energy and technical assessments and auditing; pipeline modelling and leak detection; process simulation and control training.

Brief Biography

Brent Young is a Chemical Engineer with a PhD from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. He has extensive experience in process simulation, modelling and control. He has spent 20 plus years in teaching, research and process consulting in gas processing, oil refining and other chemical process industries across Australia, Canada and New Zealand. When at the University of Calgary Brent co-authored the textbook “A real time approach to process control” with Bill Svrcek. He was also Raul Cota’s co-supervisor with Bill Svrcek during the research development of Sim42. Brent started up and managed the simulation, modelling and control consulting company Saybry in Calgary in 1999, before moving back down under in 2006. Saybry is now located in Auckland, New Zealand and is available to support Australasian process simulation needs.

Portfolio of Projects

Project: Domestic Washing Machine Rinse Modelling

Client: Fisher and Paykel Appliances NZ

Date: 2008

Brief Description: My role in this project was the Principal Modelling Consultant and Project Engineer for the development of a mathematical model for the performance of rinse cycles in domestic washing machines.

Project: Peer Design Review of an Innovation Fund Project

Client: Energy Efficiency Conservation Authority NZ

Date: 2008

Brief Description: My role in this project was the Principal External Reviewer for a proposal to EECA for The Development of a Generic Design Methodology for the Delivery of Industrial Process Heat through the Integration of Solar-Boosted Waste Heat.

Project: Mangere Wastewater Secondary Treatment Plant Dissolved Oxygen Control

Clients: WaterCare Services Ltd and MWH NZ Ltd

Date: 2006

Brief Description: My role in this project was the Principal Control Consultant for MWH NZ Ltd. I conceived, developed and validated the advanced regulatory control scheme for the control of dissolved oxygen addition to the wastewater denitifrication reactors at Auckland’s Mangere wastewater treatment plant which has led to annual energy savings of at least $400,000 pa. MWH NZ Ltd received an Association of Consulting Engineers NZ Award of Merit in 2007, given in recognition for an outstanding project.  Received Engineers Australia John A. Brodie Medallist for the Best Paper in the discipline of Chemical Engineering presented at the Chemical Engineering Conference Australasia, CHEMECA 2008 for this project. Also received an Award for the Best Modelling Paper at the NZ Waste Water Association Conference, NZWWA 2008.

Project: Redwater Crude Condensate Blending Terminal Front End Engineering Design

Clients: Williams Energy and Provident Energy

Date: 2005

Brief Description: Lead Process Design Engineer for the development of a Design Basis Memorandum for the Front End Engineering Design for a Crude Condensate Blending Terminal. The overall scope of this project consisted of providing additional feed stream storage, a blending system, feed and product pumping, metering and sampling, above ground interconnecting piping, vapour collection system, rail car off-loading, finished product storage and tie-into a sales pipeline. The total design product rates were 41,000 BPD during winter operation and 46,000 BPD during summer operation.

Project: Assessment of the Petroleum Engineering Education Science Lectureship Initiative

Clients: University of Adelaide, University of Western Australia, Commonwealth Government of Australia

Date: 2005

Brief Description: An independent assessment of the outcomes achieved by the Science Lectureship Initiative (SLI) project on Petroleum Engineering Education at the University of Adelaide (UA) in collaboration with the University of Western Australia (UWA), Santos Ltd. and the State Government of South Australia.

Project: Saudi Aramco’s Hawiyah NGL Recovery Plant Depressuring Dynamic Simulation

Clients: Jacobs Engineering and Saudi Aramco

Date: 2004

Brief Description: An accurate, high fidelity dynamic model was developed of the plant consisting of Pre-cooling/Dehydration, NGL and Refrigeration Units. Major equipment design parameters, valve coefficients, actuator rates and variable downstream pressures were integral to the model. The effect of the large process piping holdups was also studied but was found not to be significant with respect to the modeled plant dynamics as liquid dynamics dominate. The proposed depressuring scheme was studied with the model. Scenarios involving depressuring the NGL and Refrigeration Units together and separately and also leaving the liquids in the process vessels were simulated. Case studies using liquid valves of different coefficients and also attempted flow and pressure control during depressuring were also performed.

Project: Redwater Fractionation Plant Simulation and Advanced Process Control

Clients: Williams Energy and Provident Energy

Date: 2003

Brief Description: Detailed dynamic simulation of the Redwater NGL fractionation plant (cavern feed plus deethanizer, depropanizer and debutanizer). Development and simulation of advanced regulatory control scheme involving flow and density feedforward control, internal reflux control, analyser feedback to reboiler heat duty control. Tuning of advanced control schemes on plant. Development of economic benefit trackers. Benefits identified of at least 0.5-2.5% incremental feed throughput, 1-2% increased production of higher value products, 5-10% reduced utility consumption, up to 80% fewer operator set-point changes and increased on-stream factors.

Project: Eco-efficiency Simulation Base-lining for Gas Processing

Clients: CETAC West, BP Canada and Nexen Canada

Date: 2003

Brief Description: Detailed simulation of two sour gas plants including inlet separation, stabilization, compression, sweetening, dehydration, refrigeration and NGL liquids recovery. Optimization of liquids recovery. Optimization of energy usage. Establishment of base-line values for energy intensity and eco-efficiency indicators.

Project: Bantry Fractionation Train Start-up Dynamic Simulation

Client: AltaGas

Date: 2002

Brief Description: Detailed dynamic simulation of the Bantry plant NGL fractionation train (feed plus deethanizer, depropanizer and debutanizer). Simulation of the cold start-up of the fractionation train and monitoring of the debutanizer reboiler liquid concentration. Confirmed validity of Bantry operations’ start-up procedures.

Project: West Stoddart Acid Gas Injection Facility Dynamic Simulation and Control

Client: Dominion Energy Canada

Date: 2002

Brief Description: Detailed dynamic simulation of the West Stoddart acid gas injection facilities (pipelines, block valves and line heater). Check out of proposed control system, start-up, normal and emergency operating and shut-down procedures. Re-design of the control system and control valve re-specification for safe and reliable operation. Successful start-up and operation of the facility ensued.

Project: Empress-Kerrobert NGL Pipeline Simulation, Control and Leak Detection

Client: BP Canada

Date: 2002

Brief Description: Detailed steady state and dynamic simulation of BP Canada’s Empress-Kerrobert NGL pipelines. Development of the density correlations for a new leak detection system. Old leak detection system replaced with improved system with less nuisance alarms. Improved control and operation of the pipelines resulted.

Project: Techno-economic Audit of Hydrogen from Electrolysis Process

Clients: Xogen; Tathacus; Associated Mining Consultants; Canadian Venture Exchange

Date: 2001-2

Brief Description: Expert opinion on the technical novelty and economic potential of a water electrolysis process that produces an oxygen and hydrogen mixture.

Project: Kaybob South No.3 Sulfur Recovery Unit Simulation and Control

Client: Central Alberta Midstream/Chevron Canada Resources

Date: 2000

Brief Description: Detailed steady state and dynamic simulation of CAM’s Kaybob South No. 3 Gas Plant Sulfur Recovery Unit. Evaluation of three vendor-proposed control schemes for plant feed disturbances based on tail gas H2S concentration dynamics. Results enabled CAM the confidence to select a much less expensive tail gas clean up process. Form 99StdCV01

Project: Process Design, Simulation and Control Training

Clients: Hyprotech Canada, USA and Europe; Conoco, USA; Husky; Provident; Transfield Worley; University of Western Australia, IMC

Dates: 1999-2008

Brief Description: Teaching of various training courses in the area of gas processing, design, simulation, control and advanced control for various clients in-house and through external training providers.

Project: Advanced Process Engineering

Client: Rangeland Engineering

Dates: 2002-2005

Brief Description: Advanced process engineering as a Senior Process Engineer on a number of projects for various industrial clients.

Publications

Books

2006, Svrcek, W.Y., Mahoney, D.P. and Young, B.R., A Real Time Approach to Process Control, 2nd Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Chichester, England, 325p

2000, Svrcek, W.Y., Mahoney, D.P. and Young, B.R., A Real Time Approach to Process Control, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Chichester, England, 307p

2000, Svrcek, W.Y., Mahoney, D.P. and Young, B.R., Solutions Manual with Notes for Instructors for a Real Time Approach to Process Control, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Chichester, England, 24p (plus a CD-ROM)

Book Chapters

2009, Young, B.R. and G. Wilson, Measurement and control, In: Mathematical Analysis of Food Processing, Farid, M.M. (Ed.), Taylor and Francis/CRC Press, Boca Raton FL, USA, Invited, In press

2008, Young, B.R., Food drying process control, In: Drying Technologies in Food Processing, Chen, X.D. and Mujumdar, A. (Ed.), Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, England, Invited

1997, Kirkup, L. and Young, B.R., Flexible Learning and Practical Work, Chapter, Quality of Teaching Matters at UTS, Centre for Learning & Teaching, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, ISBN 1863654143, pp39-42.  Written as part of the duties of a member of the invited, select UTS-wide Teaching Enhancement Team

Refereed Journal Articles

2009, Remesat, D., Young, B.R.; and Svrcek, W.Y., “Improving vacuum gas oil hydrotreating operation via a lumped parameter dynamic simulation modelling approach”, Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 87 (1), 153-165

2009, Murphy, R., Young, B.R.; and Kecman, V., “Optimising operation of a biological wastewater treatment application, ISA Trans, 48 (1), 93-97

2008, Nathen, S.V., Kirkpatrick, R.D. and Young, B.R., “The Gasification of New Zealand Coals: A Comparative Simulation Study”, Energy & Fuels, 22 (4), pp 2687–2692

2008, Acharya, V. and Young, B.R., “A review of the potential of bio-ethanol in New Zealand”, Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, 28 (2), pp143-148

2008, Mohajer, M., Young, B.R.; and Svrcek, W.Y., “Comparing Pressure Flow Solvers for Dynamic Process Simulation," Chemical Product and Process Modeling: 3 (1), Article 13. Available at: http://www.bepress.com/cppm/vol3/iss1/13

2008, van der Lee, J., Svrcek, W.Y. and Young, B.R., “A Generalised Automated Tuning Algorithm for Model Predictive Controllers”, ISA Transactions, 47 (1), pp53-59, http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/116317796/PDFSTART.

2007, Montelongo, J., Svrcek W.Y. and Young, B.R., “A Open Source Exergy Calculator tool”, Journal of Engineering Design and Innovation, 2P, Article 02P2: http://www.cden.ca/JEDI/papers/2P2.pdf.

2007, Montelongo-Luna, J., Svrcek, W.Y. and Young, B.R., “An Exergy Calculator Tool for Process Simulation”, APJChE, (A special UoA edition), 2 (5), pp431-7.

2007, Tellez, S.R., Svrcek, W.Y. and Young, B.R., “Controllability Analysis for Chemical Plants”, IJAAC, 1 (2/3), pp145-164.

2007, Tellez, S.R. and Young, B.R., “On-line dynamic data reconciliation incorporating dynamic simulation”, CPPM, 2 (2), Article 9: http://www.bepress.com/cppm/vol2/iss2/9.

2006, Tellez, R., Svrcek, W.Y., and Young, B.R., “Controllability of Heat-integrated Plants”, Heat Transfer Engineering, 27 (6), pp38-49.

006, Young, B.R., Tellez, S.R. and Svrcek, W.Y., “Towards Integrated Design and Control System Synthesis of Heat Integrated Plant”, Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 84 (2) pp219-229.

2006, Young, B.R., Yarranton, H.W., Bellehumeur, C. and Svrcek, W.Y., “An Experimental Design Approach to Chemical Engineering Unit Operations Laboratories”, Transactions of the IChemE Part D, 1 (1), pp16-22.

2006, Tellez, R., Svrcek, W.Y., Ross, T. and Young, B.R., “Heat Exchanger Network Optimization and Controllability Using Design Reliability Theory”, Computers and Chemical Engineering, 30 (4), pp730-743.

2006, Young, B.R., Westphalen, D.L. and Svrcek, W.Y., “Heat Exchanger Network Dynamic Analysis”, Developments in Chemical Engineering and Mineral Processing, 14 (3/4), pp505-514.

2006, Young, B.R., van der Lee, J. and Svrcek, W.Y., A Process Control Laboratory for Demonstrating Non-linear and MIMO Behaviour, Chemical Engineering Education, Winter issue, pp54-59.

2006, Tellez, R., and Young, B.R., “Chemical Manufacturing Plant Optimization and Controllability Using Design Reliability Theory”, International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, 8 (1/2/3), pp2-18

2005, Hay, G., Svrcek, W.Y., Ross, T. and Young, B.R., “Control-loop Noise Rejection Using Fuzzy Logic”, ISA Transactions, 44 (4), pp457-465.

2005, Mintz, R., Young, B.R. and Svrcek, W.Y., “Fuzzy Logic Modelling of Surface Ozone Concentrations”, Computers and Chemical Engineering, 29 (10), pp2049-2059.

2005, Young B.R. and Svrcek W.Y. , An Integrated Real time Approach to Process Control System Design”, JEDI, Journal of Engineering Design and Innovation, 1E (Engineering Design Education), 01E4, pp1-6.

2005, Khaledi, R. and Young, B.R., “Modelling and Model Predictive Control of Composition and Conversion in an ETBE Reactive Distillation Column”, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 44 (9), pp3134-3145.

2005, Hay, G., Svrcek, W.Y. and Young, B.R., “Non-intrusive frequency analysis for variable pairing”, ISA Transactions, 44 (2), pp295-303.

2005, Morad, K., Svrcek, W.Y. and Young, B.R., “Rectification of Plant Measurement Using a Statistical Framework”, Computers and Chemical Engineering, 29 (5), pp919-940.

2005, Tellez, R., Young, B.R. and Svrcek, W.Y., “Dynamic Simulation and Advanced Control of a Heat Integrated Plant”, Developments in Chemical Engineering and Mineral Processing, 13 (3/4), pp1-9.

2005, Olsen, D.G., Young, B.R. and Svrcek, W.Y., A Study of Advanced Control Application to a Vinyl Acetate Monomer Process Design, Chemical Engineering Communications, 192 (10), pp1-15.

2003, Safinski, T., Adesina, A. and Young, B., Parametric Study of a novel basket-impeller column, Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 81 (3/4), pp574-580.

2003, Westphalen, D.L., Young, B.R., Svrcek, W.Y., A Controllability Index For Heat Exchanger Networks, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, A Special William L. Luyben Issue, 42 (20), pp4659-4667.

2003, Pareek, V.K., Cox, S.J., Brungs, M.P., Young, B.R. and Adesina, A.A., Computational fluid dynamic (CFD) simulation of a pilot-scale annular bubble column photocatalytic reactor, Chemical Engineering Science, 58, pp859-865.

2002, Olsen, D.G., Young, B.R. and Svrcek, W.Y., A Study in Advanced Control Application to an Azeotropic Distillation Column within a Vinyl Acetate Monomer Process Design, Developments in Chemical Engineering and Mineral Processing, 10 (1/2), pp47-60

2001, van der Lee, J.H., Olsen, D.G., Young, B.R. and Svrcek, W.Y., An Integrated, Real-time Computing Environment for Advanced Process Control Development, Chemical Engineering Education, Summer issue, August 1, (2001), pp172-179.

2001, Young, B.R., Mahoney, D.P. and Svrcek, W.Y., Real-time Computer Simulation Workshops for the Process Control Education of Undergraduate Chemical Engineers, Computers in Engineering Education, January (2001), pp57-62

2000, Mahoney, D.P., Young, B.R. and Svrcek, W.Y., A completely real time approach to process control education for process systems engineering students and practitioners, Computers and Chemical Engineering, 24, pp1481-1484

2000, Young, B.R., Mahoney, D.P. and Svrcek, W.Y., A real time approach to process control education, Chemical Engineering Education, 34 (3), Summer issue, pp278-282

2000, Van Puyvelde, D.R., Young, B.R. and Wilson, M.A., Comparison of transverse mixing kinetic data obtained from a rolling drum, Powder Technology, 114 (1-3), pp264-265

2000, Berkovich, A.J., Levy, J.H., Schmidt, S.J. and Young, B.R. , A Predictive Heat Model for Australian Oil Shale Drying and Retorting, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 39 (7), pp2592-2600

2000, Van Puyvelde, D.R., Young, B.R., Wilson, M.A. and Schmidt, S.J., Modelling transverse segregation of particulate solids in a rolling drum, Transactions of the IChemE, Part A, Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 78 (5), pp643-650

2000, Van Puyvelde, D.R., Young, B.R., Wilson, M.A. and Schmidt, S.J., Modelling transverse mixing in a rolling drum, Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 78 (4), pp635-642

2000, Berkovich, A.J., Levy, J.H., Schmidt, S.J. and Young, B.R., Heat Capacities and Enthalpies of Australian Oil Shale from Non-Isothermal DSC, Thermochimica Acta, 357-358, pp41-45

2000, Wilson, M.A., Moy, A., Rose, H.R., Kannangara, K., Young, B.R., McCulloch, D.G. and Cockayne, D.J.H., Fullerene blacks and cathode deposits derived from plasma arcing of graphite with naphthalene, Fuel, 79 (1), pp47-56

1999, Wilson, M.A., Ellis, A.V, Lee, G.S.H., Forster, P., Rose, H.R., Lu, X.Q., and Young, B.R., Structure of molecular weight fractions of Bayer humic substances.  I. Low temperature products, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 38 (12), pp4663-4674

1999, Patney, H.K., Nordlund, C., Moy, A., Rose, H.R., Young, B.R. and Wilson, M.A., Fullerenes and nanotubes from coal – a review, Journal of Fullerene Science and Technology, 7 (6), pp941-971

1999, Van Puyvelde, D.R., Young, B.R., Wilson, M.A. and Schmidt, S.J., Experimental determination of transverse mixing kinetics in a rolling drum by image analysis, Powder Technology, 106 (3), pp183-191

1998, Lee, G.S.H., Mar, G.L., Rose, H.R., Marshall, C.P., Young, B.R., Skilbeck, C.G. and Wilson, M.A., X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy of conodonts, Journal of Organic Geochemistry, 28 (11), pp759-765

1998, Lee, G.S.H., Wilson, M.A. and Young, B.R., The application of the “WATERGATE” suppression technique for analysing humic substances by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Journal of Organic Geochemistry, 28 (9/10), pp547-559

1998, Berkovich, A.J., Young, B.R., Ray, A. and Schmidt, S.J., The effect of minerals on retorting enthalpies of some Australian Tertiary oil shales, Fuel, 77 (9/10), pp987-993

1998 Lee, G.S.H., Berkovich, A.J., Levy, J.H., Young, B.R. and Wilson, M.A., The Reduction of the Molecular Motion of Polymethylene in Oil Shales by Mineral Matter, Energy and Fuels, 12 (2), pp262-267

1998, Geldard, L., Keegan, J.T., Young, B.R. and Wilson, M.A., Pathways of Polycyclic Hydrocarbon formation during plasma arcing of carbonaceous materials, Fuel, 77 (1/2), pp15-18 1997, Berkovich, A.J., Young, B.R., Levy, J.H., Ray, A. and Schmidt, S.J., Thermal characterisation of Australian oil shales, Journal of Thermal Analysis, 49, pp737-743

1995, Young, B.R. and Allen, R.M., Multi-Input, Multi-Output Identification of a Pilot-Plant Climbing Film Evaporator, Journal of Control Engineering Practice, 3 (8), pp1067-1073

1995, Young, B.R. and Allen, R.M., Data Collection & Identification Strategy for a Climbing Film Evaporator, Journal of Measurement and Control, 28 (4), pp167-172

1994, Allen, R.M. and Young, B.R., Gain-scheduled Lumped Parameter MIMO Models of a Pilot-Plant Climbing Film Evaporator, Journal of Control Engineering Practice, 2 (2), pp219-225

Books/Proceedings Edited

2006, Young, B.R., Patterson, D.A. and Chen, X.D., Chemeca 2006 Proceedings, ISBN 0-86869-110-0, The University of Auckland, 17-20 September

2004, Svrcek, W.Y. and Young, B.R., CSChE 2004 Proceedings, Calgary, 3-6 October

Papers in Refereed Conference Proceedings

2008, Yu, W., Wilson, D.I., Young, B., Control Performance Assessment in the Presence of Valve Stiction, ISC, Florida, USA, November 2008

2008, Murphy, R., Young, B.R., Kecman, V., Modelling and Control Action Optimisation for Biological Wastewater Treatment Application, Chemeca, Newcastle, Australia, September 2008 Awarded Engineer Australia’s John A. Brodie Medal for Best Paper at the CHEMECA Conference

2008, Waelen, A., Young, B.R., Yu, W., Adaptive Supervisory Control of an Industrial Steel Slab Reheating Furnace, Chemeca, Newcastle, Australia, September 2008

2008, Yu, W., Harris, T.J., Young, B., Parameter Uncertainity Effects on Variance-Based Sensitivity Analysis for Linear-in-parameter Models, Chemeca, Newcastle, Australia, September 2008

2008, Hughes, A.J., Titchener, M.R., Young, B.R., Taylor, M.P., Chen, J.J.J., Validation of Algorithmic Entropy Techniques for Application in Chemical Process Control, FOCAPO, Boston, USA, June 2008

2008, Majid, N.A.A., Young, B.R., Taylor, M.P., Chen, J.J.J., Real-time Process Monitoring and Fault Diagnosis for Aluminium Processing by Principal Component Analysis, FOCAPO, Boston, USA, June 2008

2008, De Souza, G., Young, B., Viscosity Measurements and Dairy Process Control, ISFBT, Iguazu, Brazil, September 2008

2008, Majid, N.A.A., Young, B.R., Taylor, M.P., Chen, J.J.J., PCA-based Process Monitoring and Fault Diagnosis for Aluminium Processing, ICME, Malaysia, May 2008

2008, Young, B.R., Tellez-Schmill, R., Svrcek, W.Y., A Simple Method to Evaluate the Controllability of Heat Exchanger Networks, Appita, Rotorua, April 2008

2007, Young, B.R. and Board, T., Advanced Regulatory Control of Dissolved Oxygen at the Mangere Wastewater Treatment Plant, CHEMECA 2007 Conference Proceedings, Melbourne, Australia, 23-6 September

2007, Nathen, S.V., Kirkpatrick, R.D. and Young, B.R., Simulation of NZ Coal Gasification for an IGCC Application, CHEMECA 2007 Conference Proceedings, Melbourne, Australia, 23-6 September

2007, Tham, H.J., Chen, X.D., Young, B.R., Zhang, L. and Bansal, B., Heat Transfer during Ohmic Heating of Milk, CHEMECA 2007 Conference Proceedings, Melbourne, Australia, 23-6 September

2007, Tham, H.J., Chen, X.D., Young, B.R., Bansal, B., Zhang, L. and Duffy, G.G., The Thermo-Hydrodynamics of a Concentric Ohmic Heater for Processing Dairy Fluids, Heat Exchanger Fouling and Cleaning VII, Tomar, Portugal, 1-4 July

2007, Young, B.R., Kirkpatrick, R. and Svrcek, W.Y., Effective Teaching and Learning in Chemical Process Engineering Design, ASEE Annual Conference, Honolulu HI, USA, 24-7 June

2007, Murphy, R., Kecman, V. and Young, B.R., Modelling and Control Optimisation in a Wastewater Treatment Facility, 16th International Conference on Process Control, Slovakia, 11-14 June

2006, Khaledi, R. and Young, B.R., 2006, Simulation and Control of Composition and Conversion in Reactive Distillation, Process Intensification and Innovation Process (PI2) II, Christchurch, NZ, 24-29 September

2006, Young, B.R., Tellez, S.R. and Svrcek, W.Y., 2006, A Five-step, Steady-state Method to Evaluate the Controllability of a Heat Exchanger Network, Process Intensification and Innovation Process (PI2) II, Christchurch, NZ, 24-29 September

2006, Mahyar, M., Svrcek, W.Y. and Young, B.R., 2006, Robust and Speedy Dynamic Calculation in Process Simulation, Chemeca 2006, Auckland, NZ, 17-20 September, CD-ROM, pp1-6

2006, Montelongo-Luna, J., Svrcek, W.Y. and Young, B.R., 2006, Fuzzy Logic-based Model fro Prediction of CS2 and COS Concentrations in the Modified Claus Process, Chemeca 2006, Auckland, NZ, 17-20 September, CD-ROM, pp1-6

2006, Tham, H.J., Chen, X.D. and Young, B.R., 2006, Ohmic Heating of Dairy Fluids – A Review, Chemeca 2006, Auckland, NZ, 17-20 September, CD-ROM, pp1-6

2006, Montelongo-Luna, J., Svrcek, W.Y. and Young, B.R., 2006, An Exergy Calculator Tool for Process Simulation, Chemeca 2006, Auckland, NZ, 17-20 September, CD-ROM, pp1-6

2006, Tellez-Schmill, R., Svrcek, W.Y. and Young, B.R., 2006, On-line Dynamic Data Reconciliation Incorporating Dynamic Simulation, Chemeca 2006, Auckland, NZ, 17-20 September, CD-ROM, pp1-6

2005, van der Lee, J.H., Svrcek, W.Y. and Young, B.R., A Generalised Automated Tuning Algorithm for Model Predictive Controllers, Chemeca 2005, Brisbane, Australia, 25-28 September, CD-ROM, pp1-6

2005, Tellez, S.R., Svrcek, W.Y. and Young, B.R., Multivariable controllability of heat exchanger networks, Chemeca 2005, Brisbane, Australia, 25-28 September, CD-ROM, pp1-6

2005, Tellez, S.R., Svrcek, W.Y. and Young, B.R., Multivariable controllability of heat integrated plants, WCChE 2005, Glasgow, Scotland, July 10-14, CD-Rom, pp1-6

2005, Svrcek, W.Y. and Young, B.R., An integrated real time approach to process control education, WCChE 2005, Glasgow, Scotland, July 10-14, CD-Rom, pp1-6

2003, Morad, K., Young, B.R. and Svrcek, W.Y., Probabilistic Process Data Rectification, Proceedings, CHEMECA 2003: 31st Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference, Adelaide, South Australia, 28 September – 1 October, I.E.Aust., ISBN: 0-86396-829-5, CD-ROM, Paper No.78, pp1-9.

2003, Hay, G., Young, B.R. and Svrcek, W.Y., Plant Decomposition using Power Spectrum Frequency Analysis, Proceedings, CHEMECA 2003: 31st Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference, Adelaide, South Australia, 28 September – 1 October, I.E.Aust., ISBN: 0-86396-829-5, CD-ROM, Paper No.56, pp1-6.

2003, Westphalen, D.L., Young, B.R. and Svrcek, W.Y., Dynamic Analysis of Heat Exchanger Networks, Proceedings, CHEMECA 2003: 31st Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference, Adelaide, South Australia, 28 September – 1 October, I.E.Aust., ISBN: 0-86396-829-5, CD-ROM, Paper No.113, pp1-7.

2003, Mintz, R., Svrcek, W.Y. and Young, B.R., Fuzzy Logic Modelling of Air Pollution During Chinook Winds, Proceedings of Air Pollution 2003, Eleventh Conference on Modeling, Monitoring and Management of Air Pollution, Catania, Italy, Sept. 17-19

2003, Safinski, T., Adesina, A. and Young, B., Parametric Study of a novel basket-impeller column, 6th Gas-Liquid-Solid Conference, Vancouver BC, August 17-20

2003, Mintz, R., Svrcek, W.Y. and Young, B.R., Fuzzy Logic Modelling Using Modified Learning From Examples, A&WMA 96th Annual Conference and Exhibition, San Diego, CA, June 22-26

2003, Chernik, P., Lambden, J., Hay, G., Svrcek, W.Y. and Young, B.R., Experiences in Web-based Learning, ASEE03 Conference, Nashville TN, U.S.A., June 22-25

2003, Cota, R., Satyro, M., Morris, C., Svrcek, W.Y. and Young, B.R., Open Source Process Simulation, IASTED Simulation Symposium, Palm Springs, CA, February 24-26.

2003, Westphalen, D.L., Young, B.R., Svrcek, W.Y. and M. Broussard, Strategies for the Operation and Control of Heat Exchanger Networks, FOCAPO 2003, Foundations of Computer-Aided Process Operations, Coral Springs, FL, USA, January 12-15.

2002, van der Lee, J.H., Young, B.R. and Svrcek, W.Y., A process design and control strategy for dimethyl ether production from a methanol feedstock, Proceedings, 2002 American Control Conference, Anchorage, Alaska, USA, May 8-10 (2002), American Automatic Control Council; IFAC; SICE, ISBN: 0-7803-7299-9, pp1585-1590

2002, Young, B.R., Baker, J.T., Monnery, W.D. and Svrcek, W.Y., Dynamic simulation improves gas plant SRU control-scheme selection, Proceedings, Laurance Reid Gas Conditioning Conference, Norman, Oklahoma, USA, February 24-7 (2002), University of Oklahoma, Norman OK; OmniPress, Madison, WI, pp239-257

2001, van der Lee, J.H. , Olsen, D.G., Young, B.R. and Svrcek, W.Y., A Case Study using an Integrated, Real-time Computing Environment for Advanced Process Control Development, Proceedings, 2001 American Control Conference, Arlington, Virginia, USA, June 25-27 (2001), American Automatic Control Council; IFAC, ISSN: 0743-1619, pp1173-7

2001, Young, B.R., Mahoney, D.P. and Svrcek, W.Y., Real-time simulation workshops for undergraduate process control education, Proceedings, ACE2000, 5thIFAC/IEEE Symposium on Advances in Control Education, Nara, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, December 17-19 (2000), Elsevier Science, ISBN: 0-08-043245-X, pp187-191

2000, Van Puyvelde, D.R., Young, B.R., Wilson, M.A. and Schmidt, S.J., Industrial Rotary Kiln Simulation, Proceedings, CHEMECA’2000: 28th Australian and NZ Chemical Engineering Conference, Perth, WA, Australia, July 9-12 (2000), I.E.Aust., ISBN: 0-646-39910-1, CD-ROM, pp391-6

2000, Young, B.R., Mahoney, D.P. and Svrcek, W.Y., A Real Time Approach to Process Control Education, Proceedings, CHEMECA’2000: 28th Australian and NZ Chemical Engineering Conference, Perth, WA, Australia, July 9-12 (2000), I.E.Aust., ISBN: 0-646-39910-1, CD-ROM, pp202-7

1999, Van Puyvelde, D.R., Young, B.R., Wilson, M.A. and Schmidt, S.J., Determination of the Transverse Segregation in a Rolling Drum Using Image Processing, Proceedings, CHEMECA'99: 27th Australian and NZ Chemical Engineering Conference, Newcastle, Australia, September 26-29 (1999), I.E. Aust., ISBN: 085825-720-3, CD-ROM, Paper No. 43, pp271-80

1998, Berkovich, A.J., Levy, J.H., Schmidt, S.J. and Young, B.R., Australian Oil Shale Thermal Properties During Processing, Proceedings, CHEMECA'98: 26th Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference, Port Douglas, Australia, September 27-30 (1998), I.E.Aust., ISBN: 185825-683-5, CD-ROM, Paper No. 195, pp1-6

1998, Van Puyvelde, D.R., Young, B.R., Wilson, M.A. and Schmidt, S.J., Experimental Determination of the Transverse Mixing Characteristics in a Rotating Drum, Proceedings, CHEMECA'98: 26th Australian and NZ Chemical Engineering Conference, Port Douglas, Australia, September 27-30 (1998), I.E. Aust., ISBN: 185825-683-5, CD-ROM, Paper No. 88, pp1-8

1997, Grodzicki, G.P. and Young, B.R., Chaotic Dynamics in Tank Level Fluctuations, Proceedings, MODSIM’97 International Congress on Modelling & Simulation, Hobart, Australia, 8-11 December (1997), MSSA, Australia, pp882-884

1997, Young, B.R. and Allen, R.M., Identification for Advanced Control of Industrial Evaporators, Proceedings, CONTROL’97, Sydney, Australia, October 20-22 (1997), I.E.Aust., pp386-391

1997, Van Puyvelde, D.R , Young, B.R., Wilson, M.A. and Schmidt, S.J., Modelling the Transverse Mixing in a Rotating Drum, Proceedings, CHEMECA'97: 25th Australian & New Zealand Chemical Engineering Conference, Rotorua, New Zealand, September 28 - October 1 (1997), IPENZ, ISBN 0-0908-22-0, CD-ROM, pp PT-279 – 290.  Awarded Royal Australian Chemical Institute Best Postgraduate Paper Award.

1997, Berkovich, A.J., Young, B.R. and Levy, J.H., Application of Modulated Differential Scanning Calorimetry to Measurement of Oil Shale Process Parameters, Proceedings, CHEMECA'97: 25th Australian and New Zealand Chemical Engineering Conference, Rotorua, New Zealand, September 28 - October 1 (1997), IPENZ, ISBN 0-0908-22-0, CD-ROM, ppTH1-8

1997, Young, B.R., Barnes, A.J. and Wilson, M.A., Continuous Arc Pyrolysis of Australasian Coal - A New Process for Novel Carbons, Proceedings, CHEMECA'97: 25th Australian and New Zealand Chemical Engineering Conference, Rotorua, New Zealand, September 28 - October 1 (1997), IPENZ, ISBN 0-0908-22-0, CD-ROM, pp MP-65 - 78

1996, Young, B.R. and Svrcek, W.Y., The application of Steady-State & Dynamic Simulation for Process Control Design of a Distillation Column with a Side-Stripper, Proceedings, CHEMECA'96: 24th Australian and New Zealand Chemical Engineering Conference, Sydney, Australia, September 30 – October 2 (1996), I.E.Aust., 2, pp146-150

1995, Berkovich, A.J., Young, B.R. and Schmidt, S.J., Process enthalpy data for Australian Tertiary oil shales from Differential Scanning Calorimetry, Proceedings, CHEMECA'95: 23rd Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference, Adelaide, Australia, September 24-27 (1995), I.E. Aust., 1, pp68-73

1994, Young, B.R. and Dawson, M., Continuous monitoring of ambient toxic air pollutants contributing to photochemical smog in Sydney's CBD, Proceedings, CHEMECA'94: 22nd Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference, Perth, Australia, September 25-28 (1995), I.E. Aust., 1, pp419-425

1994, Young, B.R., Rees, S.A., Gannon, A.J. and Schmidt, S.J., Process enthalpy data for Australian Tertiary oil shales, Proceedings, CHEMECA'94: 22nd Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference, Perth, Australia, September 25-28 (1995), I.E. Aust., 2, pp765-772

1994, Allen, R.M. and Young, B.R., Multi-Input, Multi-Output Identification of a Pilot-Plant Climbing Film Evaporator, Proceedings, PSE'94: 5th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering, Kyongju, Korea, May 30 - June 3 (1994), KIChE, Seoul, Korea, 2, pp1077-1080

1993, Allen, R.M. and Young, B.R., Multi-input, multi-output RELS identification of gain-scheduled of lumped parameter models of a pilot-plant climbing film evaporator, Proceedings, MODSIM '93 International Congress on Modelling & Simulation, Perth, Australia, December 6-10 (1993), MSSA, Australia, 4, pp1761-1766

1993, Allen, R.M. and Young, B.R., Multi-input, multi-output identification of global lumped parameter models of a pilot-plant climbing film evaporator, Proceedings, APCChE/CHEMECA'93: 6th Asia Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering & 21st Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference, Melbourne, Australia, September 26-29 (1993), I.E. Aust., 3, pp367-372

1993, Allen, R.M. and Young, B.R., Multi-input, multi-output identification of gain-scheduled lumped parameter models of a pilot-plant climbing film evaporator, Proceedings, 12th Triennial World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control, Sydney, Australia, July 19-23 (1993), IFAC; Elsevier Science, pp971-974

1992, Best, R.J., Clayton, E., Cope, M.E., Johnson, M.H., McRae, G.J., Munson, P., Petersen, M.C.E., Rothwell, B.S. and Young, B.R., Planning for control of photochemical smog - an application of high-performance computing, Proceedings, 5th Australian Supercomputing Conference, Melbourne, Australia, December 7-9 (1992), RMIT, pp195-204

Scholarly reviews and comments (published in journals of repute)

2007, Young, B.R., Patterson, D.A. and Chen, X.D., Editorial, Chemeca 2006 Special Issue, Asia Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering

2007, Young, B.R., Patterson, D.A. and Chen, X.D., Editorial, University of Auckland Special Issue, Asia Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering

2007, Nelson, M. and Young, B.R., Editorial, Chemeca 2006 Special Issue, Chemical Product and Process Modelling

Professional and Technical reports

2008, Young, B.R., “Innovation Fund Project Peer Design Review: Development of a Generic Design Methodology for the Delivery of Industrial Process Heat through the Integration of Solar-Boosted Waste Heat”, Saybry Limited, Auckland, New Zealand, for Energy Efficiency Conservation Authority NZ, 10 May 2008, 4p

2005, Young, B.R., “Assessment of the Petroleum Engineering Education Science Lectureship Initiative Project”, Saybry Incorporated, Calgary, Alberta, for the Commonwealth Government of Australia, September 13, 2005, 16p

2005, Young, B.R., Roberts, S. and Daye, R.E., “Design Basis Memorandum for Redwater Crude Condensate Blending Project”, Rangeland Engineering Ltd., Calgary, Alberta, for Provident Energy Ltd., Calgary, Alberta, August 12, 2005, 60p

2005, Young, B.R., Svrcek, W.Y., Montelongo, J. and Colley, D.G., “Design and Control of Processes for Eco-efficiency”, University of Calgary for Alberta Energy Research Institute, November 30, 2005, 26p

2005, Young, B.R., Svrcek, W.Y., Montelongo, J. and Colley, D.G., “Design and Control of Processes for Eco-efficiency”, University of Calgary for Alberta Energy Research Institute, May 31, 2005, 21p

2004, Young, B.R., “Saudi Aramco’s Hawiyah NGL Recovery Plant Depressuing Dynamic Simulation”, Saybry Incorporated, Calgary, Alberta, for Jacobs Canada Inc., Calgary, Alberta, Summary Report, 16p

2004, Young, B.R., ESN 150 Project: Drum Scale Up Exercise, Saybry Incorporated, Calgary, Alberta, for Agrium Inc., Calgary, Alberta, Summary Report, 50p

2004, Young, B.R., Redwater RFS Advanced Process Control, Rangeland Engineering Ltd., Calgary, Alberta, for Williams Energy, Calgary, Alberta, Summary Report, 19p

2004, Young, B.R., Svrcek, W.Y., Montelongo, J. and Colley, D.G., “Design and Control of Processes for Eco-efficiency”, University of Calgary for Alberta Energy Research Institute, November 30, 2004, 13p

2004, Young, B.R., Svrcek, W.Y., Montelongo, J., Morad, K. and Colley, D.G., “Design and Control of Processes for Eco-efficiency”, University of Calgary for Alberta Energy Research Institute, May 31, 2004, 19p

2003, Young, B.R. and W.Y. Svrcek, Eco-Efficiency Benchmarking in the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry, Process Simulation and Indicator Evaluation, Saybry Incorporated, Calgary, Alberta, for CETAC-WEST, Calgary, Alberta, December 2002-May 2003, 32p

2003, Young, B.R., Svrcek, W.Y., Montelongo, J. and Morad, K., “Design and Control of Processes for Eco-efficiency”, University of Calgary for Albe2002, Young, B.R. and W.Y. Svrcek, West Stoddart Acid Gas Flood Dynamic Modelling, Saybry Incorporated, Calgary, Alberta, for Dominion Energy Canada Ltd., Calgary, Alberta, Final Report, 45p

2002, Young, B.R. and W.Y. Svrcek, Empress-Kerrobert Pipeline Leak Detection Upgrade, Dynamic Modelling and Real-time Leak Detection, Saybry Incorporated, Calgary, Alberta, for BP Canada Energy Company, Empress, Alberta, Final Report, 18p

2001, Craven, A., S. Paulson and B.R. Young, Technical Audit of Tathacus Resources Ltd., with respect to Xogen Power Inc.’s Technology, Associated Min

ing Consultants Ltd., Calgary, Alberta for the Canadian Venture Exchange,

Vancouver, BC, 60p

2000, Young, B.R. and W.Y. Svrcek, Dynamic Simulation of Kaybob South Number 3 Gas Plant Sulfur Recovery Unit, Saybry Incorporated, Calgary, Alberta, for Central Alberta Midstream, Kaybob, Alberta, Summary Report, 10p

1998, Young, B.R., DSC of Deslorelin Implants (0.5g) and Cholesterol samples, Insearch Ltd., Sydney, Australia for Peptech Animal Health Pty Ltd, Australia, Report No. E98/43/038, 23p

1998, Young, B.R., Causes and circumstances of the failure of Shell Clyde’s fluidised catalytic cracking unit on March 3, 1998 and subsequent interruption, Insearch Ltd., Sydney, Australia for Crawford-THG, Australia, Report No. E98/61/042, 20p

1997, Levy, J.H., Berkovich, A.J., Young, B.R. and Killingley, J.S., Restricted Investigation Report, Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation, Sydney, Australia CET/IR564R, 190p

1997, Young, B.R., Simulation of oil shale retort vapour flow fluctuations for process controllability/operability considerations, Insearch Ltd., Sydney, Australia for Southern Pacific Petroleum NL, Australia, Report No. E96/62/007, 30p

1996, Levy, J.H., Berkovich, A.J., Young, B.R. and Killingley, J.S., Restricted Investigation Report, Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation, Sydney, Australia CET/IR537R, 14p

1996, Levy, J.H., Berkovich, A.J., Young, B.R. and Killingley, J.S., Restricted Investigation Report, Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation, Sydney, Australia, CET/IR512R, 21p

1996, Levy, J.H., Berkovich, A.J., Young, B.R. and Killingley, J.S., Restricted Investigation Report, Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation, Sydney, Australia CET/IR497R, 35p

1996, Young, B.R., Simulation of oil shale retort vapour flow fluctuations for process controllability/operability considerations, Insearch Ltd, Sydney, Australia for Southern Pacific Petroleum NL, Australia, Report No. E95/62/034, 20p

1996, Levy, J.H., Berkovich, A.J., Young, B.R. and Killingley, J.S., Restricted Investigation Report, Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation, Sydney, Australia CET/IR463R, 30p

1995,  Levy, J.H., Berkovich, A.J., Young, B.R. and Killingley, J.S., Restricted Investigation Report, Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation, Sydney, Australia CET/IR429R, 35p

1994, Young, B.R., Child, N. and Dawson, M., Ozone, Nitrogen Dioxide, Sulfur Dioxide & Formaldehyde Concentrations in Ambient Air, George Street, Sydney, Australia, June-July 1994, Insearch Ltd., Sydney, Australia for the Associated Octel Company Ltd., Australia, 50p

1994, Young, B.R., Child, N. and Dawson, M., Benzene & Toluene Concentrations in Ambient Air in George Street, Sydney, Australia, June-July 1994, Insearch Ltd., Sydney, Australia for the Associated Octel Company Ltd., Australia, 30p

1994, Dawson, M. and Young, B.R., p-Xylene, Ozone, Nitrogen Dioxide, Sulfur Dioxide & Formaldehyde Concentrations in Ambient Air in George Street, Sydney, Australia, January-February 1994, Insearch Ltd., Sydney, Australia for the Associated Octel Company Ltd., Australia, 50p

1994, Dawson, M. and Young, B.R., Benzene & Toluene Concentrations in Ambient Air in George Street, Sydney, Australia, January-February 1994, Insearch Ltd., Sydney, Australia for the Associated Octel Company Ltd., Australia, 30p

1993, Best, R.J., Clayton, E., Cope, M.E., Johnson, M.H., McRae, G.J., Munson, P., Petersen, M.C.E., Rothwell, B.S. and Young, B.R., Planning for control of photochemical smog - an application of high-performance computing, In "Engineering the Future with High Performance Computing", compiled by Phil Singleton, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

1993, Cafe, A., Stern, W. and Young, B.R., Air Quality Assessment.  Southern Arterial, Stage 3.  Environmental Impact Statement, Insearch Ltd, Sydney, Australia for the NSW Roads & Traffic Authority, Sydney, Australia, 30p

Refereed designs

2005, Redwater Oil Condensate Blending Terminal Front End Engineering Design, 2005

2002, BP Empress NGL Pipeline Leak Detection Program, 2002

Patents

2003, Swallow, J. and Young, B.R., 2003, Method and Apparatus for Analysing Acid Gas Loading within an Amine Solution, U.S. Patent, 19p, Serial Number 09/919,331, Application Number 20030022386 (Filed July 30, 2001; Granted January 30, 2003).

Videotapes and films

1992, Best, R.J., Clayton, E., Cope, M.E., Johnson, M.H., McRae, G.J., Munson, P., Petersen, M.C.E., Rothwell, B.S. and Young, B.R., Segments of "Engineering the Future with High Performance Computing", Warren Centre, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia (Video: 12 minutes)

Other Works

Other peer-reviewed conference papers
(reviewed abstracts, non-reviewed or lightly reviewed full papers)

2008, Murphy, R., Young, B.R., Kecman, V., Kumarasingham, S., Modelling for Control Action Optimisation of a Biological Wastewater Treatment Application, NZWWA, ChCh, September 2008, Awarded Best Modelling Paper at the NZWWA Conference

2008, Young, B.R., Hay, G., Simulation and Real-time Optimisation, VMG User Group Meeting, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, June 2008

2008, Young, B.R., Hay, G., The Modelling and Simulation of Gasification, VMG User Group Meeting, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, June 2008

2008, Adames, P., Smith, S., Svrcek, W.Y., Young, B.R., Recent advances in slug flow modelling, NACMT, Banff, Canada, June 2008

2008, Young, B.R., Tellez-Schmill, R., Svrcek, W.Y., A Simple Method to Evaluate the Controllability of Heat Exchanger Networks, Appita, Rotorua, April 2008

2007, Board, T.R. and Young, B.R., Advanced Control of Dissolved Oxygen at Mangere Wastewater Treatment Plant, NZWWA’s 49th Annual Conference & Expo, Rotorua, 19-21 September

2005, Montelongo, J., Svrcek W.Y. and Young, B.R., “A process exergy calculation tool”, CDEN 2005, Kananaskis, Alberta, July 18-19, CD-ROM

2005, Tellez, S.R., Svrcek, W.Y. and Young, B.R., “Controllability of heat integrated plant”, CDEN 2005, Kananaskis, Alberta, July 18-19, CD-ROM

2004, Young, B.R., Daye, R., Cooke, G. and Svrcek, W.Y., “Dynamic Modelling and Real-time Leak Detection for NGL Pipelines”, International Pipeline Conference, Calgary, Alberta, October 7, 2004

2004, Tellez, R., Young, B.R. and Svrcek W.Y., Multivariable control rules for heat-integrated plants, CHISA 2004, 16th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering, Prague, Czech Republic, August 22-26

2004, van der Lee, J., Young, B.R. and Svrcek, W.Y., A generalised automated tuning algorithm for model predictive controllers, CHISA 2004, 16th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering, Prague, Czech Republic, August 22-26

2004, Cota R., Young, B.R., Svrcek, W.Y., Morris, C., Satyro, M., Open source chemical process simulation with Sim42, CHISA 2004, 16th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering, Prague, Czech Republic, August 22-26

2004, Tellez, R. and Young B., Heat Exchanger Network Optimisation and Controllability Using Design Reliability Theory, CDEN 2004, The Inaugural CDEN Design Conference, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, July 29-30

2004, Young B.R. and Svrcek W.Y., An Integrated Real time Approach to Process Control System Design”, CDEN 2004, The Inaugural CDEN Design Conference, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, July 29-30

2004, Westphalen, D. and Young, B.R., Synthesis of Heat Exchanger Networks for Controllability”, IEEE Industry Applications Society Advanced Process Control Applications for Industry Workshop, Vancouver, BC, April 26-8

2004, van der Lee, J.H., Swallow, J.A., Young, B.R., Monitoring CO2 Loading in Rich and Lean Streams in an Amine Absorption/Stripping Pilot Plant, ISA Analysis Division Symposium - Proceedings, Clarksville IN, April 18-21.

2003, van der Lee, J., Svrcek, W.Y. and Young, B.R., A Process Control Laboratory for Demonstrating Non-linear and MIMO Behaviour, ASEE/WFEO International Colloquium, Nashville TN, U.S.A., June 20-22

2003, Williamson, C.J. and Young, B.R., Advanced Control of a Refinery Naphtha Train, IEEE Industry Applications Society Advanced Process Control Applications for Industry Workshop, Vancouver, BC, April 28-30, 2003

2003, van der Lee, J.H., Swallow, J.A., Young, B.R., CO2 Loading Measurement and Control in an Amine Absorption/Stripping Pilot Plant, ISA Analysis Division Symposium - Proceedings, Vol. 444, pp59-65, Calgary, Alberta, April 28-30.

2003, Hay, G., Svrcek, W.Y., Young, B.R., An On-Line Capacitance Analyzer for Water Alcohol Systems, ISA Analysis Division Symposium, Calgary, Alberta, April 28-30.

2003, Tellez, R. and Young, B.R., Model Predictive Control of a Heat-Integrated Plant, A Case Study on the Reaction Section of the HDA Process, AIChE Spring National Meeting, New Orleans LA, March 30-April 3

2003, Young, B.R., Burton, D.J. and Svrcek, W.Y., Dynamic Modelling of an Acid Gas Flood Facility for Assuring Safety during Non-routine Operations, AIChE Spring National Meeting, New Orleans LA, March 30-April 3.

2003, Cota, R., Satyro, M., Morris, C., Svrcek, W.Y. and Young, B.R., Open Source Process Simulation, AIChE Spring National Meeting, New Orleans LA, March 30-April 3.

2001, Young, B.R., Olsen, D.G. and Svrcek, W.Y., A Study in Advanced Control Application to an Azeotropic Distillation Column within a Vinyl Acetate Monomer Process Design, National AIChE Conference, Reno, Nevada November 4-9.

2001, Young, B.R., Mahoney, D.P. and Svrcek, W.Y., Real-time Simulation Workshops for Undergraduate Process Control Education, National AIChE Conference, Reno, Nevada November 4-9.

2001, Robinson, M.S. and Young, B.R., Model Predictive Control (MPC) of a Shale Oil Fractionator, 6th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, Melbourne, Australia, September 24-27 (2001), 10p.

2000, Mahoney, D.P., Young, B.R. and Svrcek, W.Y., A Completely Real Time Approach to Process Control Education for Process Systems Engineering Students & Practitioners, PSE2000, 7th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering, Keystone, Colorado, USA, July 16-21

2000, Young, B.R., Mahoney, D.P. and Svrcek, W.Y., A “Hands On” Real Time Approach to Process Control Design Education, Spring AIChE Conference, Atlanta, GA, USA, March 5-9

1994, Young, B.R. and Barnes, A.J., Improving Experiments in Chemical Process Control Through Innovative Assessment, 6th AaeE Conference on Engineering Education, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, 11-14 December, pp711-713

1993, Young, B.R., Mathews, C.T. and Mitchell, B., Re-educating Industry-based Control Engineers, 5th AaeE Conference on Engineering Education, Auckland, NZ, 12-15 December, pp211-213

Other non-reviewed publications

Non-reviewed Papers

2006, Young, B.R., Board, T.  and Mormede, S. , 2006, Advanced Regulatory Control of Wastewater Denitrification, Electrical and Automation Technology, Aug/Sep, p39-40

2005, Colley, D.G., Svrcek, W.Y. and Young, B.R., Eco-efficiency Benchmarking to Optimize Natural Gas Processing Plant Operational Efficiency, Hydrocarbon Processing, January issue

2004, Cota, R., Svrcek, W.Y. Young, B.R., Satyro, M. and Morris, C., Development of an Open Source Chemical Process Simulator, CACHE News, Fall, pp1-21

2002, Westphalen, D.L. and Young, B.R., Advances in Understanding the Interaction between Process Design and Control, ISA Trend, 1 (8), p5.

2001, Young, B.R., Mahoney, D.P. and Svrcek, W.Y., Educating Undergraduate Chemical Engineers in Process Control using a Real-time Approach, CACHE, Fall, 2001, 6p.

2001, Young, B.R., Baker, J.T., Monnery, W.D. and Svrcek, W.Y., Dynamic simulation improves gas plant SRU control-scheme selection, Oil & Gas Journal, May 28, (2001) pp.54-57.

2001, Young, B.R., Mahoney, D.P. and Svrcek, W.Y., Educating Undergraduate and Practising Chemical Engineers in Process Control using a Real-time Approach, Canadian Chemical News, March (2001), pp.25-26.

1999, Young, B.R., Mahoney, D.P. and Svrcek, W.Y., A Paradigm Shift to a Real Time Approach in Process Control Education, New Currents in Teaching & Learning, University of Calgary, Canada, September Issue, pp1-2

1997, Young, B.R., Rose, H.R., Moy, A. and Wilson, M.A., Carbon Materials for Nanoengineering, Chemistry in Australia, 64 (9), November, pp9-11

Non-reviewed Conference Presentations

2006, Young, B.R., “A Real-time Approach to Process Control”, IChemE Workshop on Process Control, Sydney, Australia, 13-14 February, 2006

2005, Young, B.R., 2005, “Process Control Using Steady State Simulation”, VMG User Meeting, Yokohama, Japan, November 14-15, 2005

2004, Young, B.R. and Svrcek, W.Y., “Real-time Simulation Workshops for Undergraduate Process Dynamics and Control Education”, Aspen World, Orlando FL, USA, October 13, 2004

2004,  Young, B.R., Burton, D.J. and Svrcek, W.Y., Dynamic Modelling of an Acid Gas Flood Facility, Brimstone 2004 Sulfur Recovery Symposium, Banff, Alberta, May 3-7

2003, Young, B.R., Koshykowski, R., Daye, R., Cooke, G. and Svrcek, W.Y., Dynamic Pipeline Leak Detection, A Case Study: BP Canada’s Empress-Kerrobert NGL Pipelines, CGPA Spring Quarterly Meeting, April 4

2003, Young, B.R., van der Lee, J.H., Swallow, J.A. and Svrcek, W.Y., Towards an On-line Acid Gas Loading Analyzer, Brimstone 2003 Sulfur Recovery Symposium, Banff, Alberta, May 12-16

2003, Young, B.R. and Svrcek, W.Y., Eco-efficiency Base-lining, CETAC-West Eco-efficiency Workshop, Kannanaskis, Alberta, April 13-15

2003, Young, B.R., Optimising Sulfur Recovery through Dynamic Process Simulation, CGPA/CGPA Quarterly Meeting, Calgary, Alberta, April 4

2002, Young, B.R., Optimising Sulfur Recovery through Dynamic Process Simulation, CGPA/CGPA 2nd Quarterly Meeting, Calgary, Alberta, May 14, pp.5.1-5.14

2002, Young, B.R., Baker, J.T., Monnery, W.D. and Svrcek, W.Y., Dynamic Simulation Aids Gas Plant Sulfur Recovery Unit Control Scheme Selection, Brimstone 2002 Sulfur Recovery Symposium, Banff, Alberta, May 6-10, 7p (plus a CD-ROM)

2000, Pareek, V.K., Lea, J., Adesina, A.A. and Young, B.R., Computer Simulation and Design of a Bubble Column Photocatalytic Reactor, 2nd Asia Pacific Catalysis Congress, Sydney, Australia, January 31 – February 3

1999,  Svrcek, W.Y., Mahoney, D.P. and Young, B.R., A Real Time Approach to Process Control Education – A Paradigm Shift, ASEE99 Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.A., June 20-23

1998, Berkovich, A.J., Levy, J.H., Schmidt, S.J. and Young, B.R., A Thermodynamic Model of Pyrolysis, 8th Australian Coal Science Conference, Australian Institute of Energy, Sydney, Australia, 1-4 December, pp163-9

1997, Strauch, R.A., Young, B.R., Barnes, A.J. and Burke, S.J., Bilinear Model-based Guidance Control of a Batch Distillation Pilot Plant, Proceedings of the Institute for Instrumentation & Control Australia, Symposium, Randwick, Australia, 3-4 June, pp11-23

1995, Dawson, M., Young, B.R. and Child, N., Unforseen environmental consequences of the unregulated phase-out of lead anti-knock compounds: The Australian experience, 2nd International Conference on Volatile Organic Compounds, London, United Kingdom, 8-10 November, pp1-10

1994, Cobbin, D.M., Young, B.R., Haley, J. and O'Brien, E., Petrol-sourced air toxics: historical perspectives & future directions, Invited paper for the 1994 Air Toxics Conference, CSIRO, Sydney, Australia, 10-11 August, v2, pp81-93

1994, Dawson, M., Young, B.R. and Child, N., Continuous monitoring of ambient toxic air pollutants contributing to photochemical smog in Sydney's CBD, Invited paper for the 1994 Air Toxics Conference, CSIRO Division of Applied Physics, Sydney, Australia, 10-11 August, v1, pp85-98

Abstracts

2008, Majid, N.A.A., Young, B.R., Taylor, M.P., Chen, J.J.J., Detecting Problems in Aluminium Processing based on Data Recognition, AOTULE, Auckland, November 2008

2008, Wilson, G., Young, B.R., Scientific Understanding and Assessment of the Performance of a Industrial Coffee Roaster, AOTULE, Auckland, November 2008

2008, Jacobsen, R., Young, B., Development of a mechanistic model of Mangere’s wastewater treatment plant for optimisation and control, AOTULE, Auckland, November 2008

2008, De Souza, G., Young, B., Viscosity Measurement and Milk Powder Process Control, AOTULE, Auckland, November 2008

2008, Lin, M., Young, B., Density Measurement and Milk Powder Process Control, AOTULE, Auckland, November 2008

2008, Tham, H.J., Young, B., Ohmic Heating of Milk, AOTULE, Auckland, November 2008

2008, De Souza, G., Young, B., Viscosity Measurement and Milk Powder Process Control, SCENZ, Hamilton, October 2008

2007, Young, B.R., Board, T.R., Murphy, R.B. and Kecman, V., Advanced Control of an Industrial Wastewater Treatment Plant, 57th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, CSChE 2007, Edmonton, Canada, 28-31 October

2007, Nathen, S.V., Kirkpatrick, R.D. and Young, B.R., The Gasification of NZ Coals: A Comparative Simulation Study, 57th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, CSChE 2007, Edmonton, Canada, 28-31 October

2006, Mohajer, M., Svrcek, W.Y. and Young, B.R., “A comparison between methods for solving nonlinear simultaneous equations in dynamic simulation”, CSChE 2006, Sherbrooke, Quebec, October 15-18, 2006.

2005, Montelongo, J., Svrcek W.Y. and Young, B.R., “A process exergy calculation tool”, CSChE 2005, Toronto, Ontario, October 16-19, 2005.

2005, Mohajer, M., Svrcek, W.Y. and Young, B.R., “On Dynamic Pressure Flow Simulation”, CSChE 2005, Toronto, Ontario, October 16-19, 2005.

2004, Cota, R., Young, B.R., Svrcek, W.Y., Satyro, M. and Morris, C., “Using Python as a Powerful Programming Language for Chemical Engineering”, Canadian Society of Chemical Engineering Conference, Calgary, Alberta, October 3-6, 2004

2004, Hashemi Shahraki, B. and Young, B.R., “Effect of Liquid Hold-up on Gas Side Pressure Drop in Counter-current Columns”, Canadian Society of Chemical Engineering Conference, Calgary, Alberta, October 3-6, 2004

2004, Khaledi, R. and Young, B.R., “Two-point Control of Reactive Distillation Columns”, Canadian Society of Chemical Engineering Conference, Calgary, Alberta, October 3-6, 2004

2004, Morad, K., Young, B.R., Svrcek, W.Y. and Montelongo, J., “Exergy Analysis, A Useful Tool for Chemical Process Energy Efficiency”, Canadian Society of Chemical Engineering Conference, Calgary, Alberta, October 3-6, 2004

2004, Tellez, R., Young, B.R. and Svrcek, W.Y., “Multivariable Control Rules for Heat-integrated Plants”, Canadian Society of Chemical Engineering Conference, Calgary, Alberta, October 3-6, 2004

2004, van der Lee, J., Young, B.R. and Svrcek, W.Y., “Trials and Tribulations of Implementing Advanced Control on a Pilot Amine Absorption/Stripping Plant”, Canadian Society of Chemical Engineering Conference, Calgary, Alberta, October 3-6, 2004

2004, Colley, D.G., Svrcek, W.Y. and Young, B.R., “Eco-efficiency Benchmarking to Optimize Natural Gas Processing Plant Operational Efficiency”, Canadian Society of Chemical Engineering Conference, Calgary, Alberta, October 3-6, 2004

2004, Khaledi, R., Young, B.R. and Behie, L.A., “A Modelling Strategy for Predicting Optimum Temperature Profiles to Maximize the Productivity of a Propane Pyrolysis Furnace”, Canadian Society of Chemical Engineering Conference, Calgary, Alberta, October 3-6, 2004

2004, Svrcek, W.Y. and Young, B.R., An Active Learning Approach to Process Design and Control Education, ASEE Pacific North West Section Meeting, Seattle WA, April 22-4.

2003, Morad, K., Young, B.R. and Svrcek, W.Y., Probabilistic Process Data Rectification, CSChE53 Conference, Hamilton ON, October 26-9.

2003, Hay, G., Young, B.R. and Svrcek, W.Y., Plant Decomposition using Power Spectrum Frequency Analysis, CSChE53 Conference, Hamilton ON, October 26-9.

2003, Young, B.R., Koshykowski, R., Daye, R., Cooke, G. and Svrcek, W.Y., Dynamic Pipeline Leak Detection, A Case Study: BP Canada’s Empress-Kerrobert NGL Pipelines, CGPA Spring Quarterly Meeting, April 4, 2003.

2002, Westphalen, D.L., Young, B.R., Svrcek, W.Y. and Shethna, H., Controllability of Heat Exchanger Networks, CSChE52 Conference, Vancouver BC, Canada, October 20-23

2002, Tellez, S.R., Svrcek, W.Y., Ross, T. and Young, B.R., Heat Exchanger Network Optimization and Controllability Using Design Reliability Theory, CSChE52 Conference, Vancouver BC, Canada, October 20-23

2002, Mintz, R., Svrcek, W.Y., Ross, T. and Young, B.R., Reaction Modelling with Fuzzy Logic, CSChE52 Conference, Vancouver BC, Canada, October 20-23

2002, van der Lee, J.H., Ross, T., Svrcek, W.Y. and Young, B.R., Tuning Model Predictive Controllers using a Genetic Algorithm with Fuzzy Decision making, CSChE52 Conference, Vancouver BC, Canada, October 20-23

2002, Westphalen, D.L., Svrcek, W.Y., and Young, B.R., Energy and Water Target Calculation using Excel and Visual Basic, CSChE52 Conference, Vancouver BC, Canada, October 20-23

2002, Cota, R., Svrcek, W.Y., Satyro, M. and Young, B.R., Rigorous process simulation using Matlab/Simulink and VMG software, CSChE52 Conference, Vancouver BC, Canada, October 20-23

2002, Hay, G., Svrcek, W.Y., Ross, T. and Young, B.R., Process Controller Noise Rejection Using Fuzzy Logic, CSChE52 Conference, Vancouver BC, Canada, October 20-23

2001, van der Lee, J.H., Young, B.R. and Svrcek, W.Y., Advanced Process Control of an Amine Absorber/Stripper Pilot Plant, CSChE51 Conference, Halifax NS, Canada, October 14-17

2001, Hay, G., Young, B.R. and Svrcek, W.Y., Web-based Delivery of Process Control Education, CSChE51 Conference, Halifax NS, Canada, October 14-17

2001, Tellez, R., Young, B.R. and Castillo, F.J.L., Advanced Process Control of an Heat-Integrated Plant, CSChE51 Conference, Halifax NS, Canada, October 14-17

2000, Young, B.R., Berkovich, A.J., Levy, J.H. and Schmidt, S.J., A Predictive Heat Model for Australian Oil Shale Drying and Retorting, CSChE50 Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, October 15-18

2000, Olsen, D.G., Young, B.R. and Svrcek, W.Y., Implementation of a Model Predictive Controller within the Plant Wide Control Framework of a Vinyl Acetate Monomer Process Design, CSChE50 Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, October 15-18

2000, van der Lee, J.H., Young, B.R. and Trebble, M.A., A Process Design and Control Strategy for Dimethyl Ether Production, CSChE50 Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, October 15-18

2000, Young, B.R., Castillo, F. and Svrcek, W.Y., Integrated Process and Control Synthesis – A Real Challenge for Creativity, CSChE50 Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, October 15-18

1999, Svrcek, W.Y., Mahoney, D.P. and Young, B.R., Process Control Education using a “Hands On” Real Time Approach, CSChE49 Conference, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, October 3-6

1999, Van Puyvelde, D., Young, B.R., Wilson, M.A. and Schmidt, S.J., Mixing in the Transverse Direction of a Rolling Drum, CSChE49 Conference, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, October 3-6

1998, Moy, A., Rose, H.R., McCulloch, D.G., Nordlund, C , Young, B.R. and Wilson, M.A., Characterisation of Novel Carbons from Plasma Arc Pyrolysis, 8th Australian Coal Science Conf., Australian Institute of Energy, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 1-4 December, p377

1998, Lee, G.S.H., Mar, G.L., Rose, H.R., Marshall, C.P., Young, B.R., Skilbeck, C.G. and Wilson, M.A., The Search for Pre-Devonian Humic Matter, 9th International Meeting of the Humic Substances Society, Adelaide, Australia, 21-25 September

1998, Lee, G.S.H., Wilson, M.A. and Young, B.R., Investigation of humic substances by newly developed nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) techniques, 9th International Meeting of the Humic Substances Society, Adelaide, Australia, 21-25 September

1997, Young, B.R. and Baker, A.T., Improving the Quality of Industrial Training in the UTS Applied Chemistry Degree, 10th International Conference on Cooperative Education, Cape Technicon, Cape Town, South Africa, 25-28 August, p107

1996, Young, B.R., Berkovich, A.J., Levy, J.H., Ray, A. and Schmidt, S.J., Thermal characterisation of Australian oil shales, 7th Australian Coal Science Conference, Australian Institute of Energy, Gippsland, Australia, 1-4 December, p609

1996, Berkovich, A.J. and Young, B.R., Thermal characterisation of Australian oil shales, 11th International Congress on Thermal Analysis & Calorimetry, University of Pennsylvania/Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 12-16 August, p252

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