ISTANBUL, 13 November, 2012 – Honeywell (NYSE:HON) today announced the winner of its fifth annual student competition dedicated to the encouragement of design and innovation in the process industry. This year’s competition, which focused on the use of Honeywell’s dynamic process simulation technology, UniSim® Design, was won by Davide Bocciardo from the University of Edinburgh, for his entry “Customising UniSim Design: membrane separation and its application to carbon capture”.
Davide was presented with his award by Orhan Genis, vice president-sales, Honeywell Process Solutions EMEA, during the conference opening ceremony here where Honeywell is currently conducting its annual EMEA Users’ Group Conference. As the winner of the 2012 competition, Davide will be attending the full three-day conference and will have the opportunity to present his winning ideas to all of Honeywell’s EMEA customers and partners. In addition, Davide’s professor and project advisor, Stefano Brandani, will be able to choose a training course for himself or a colleague at his nearest Honeywell world-class automation college.
Davide’s winning entry focused on the use of UniSim-based simulation to model membrane separation applied to the post-combustion capture of carbon dioxide, as an alternative to the conventional method of solvent-based capture.
“Once again this year, we’ve been overwhelmed with the outstanding quality and creativity of the responses to our annual design competition,” said Orhan Genis. “To see the next generation of young engineers, such as Davide, apply such aptitude, intelligence and flair to the call of ‘doing more with less’ is immensely satisfying. Only by exposing young talent to the latest technology and tools available will they be equipped to address the future challenges of this fast-paced and constantly evolving industry.”
UniSim® Design Suite provides a process modeling solution that enables engineers to create steady-state and dynamic models for plant and control design, performance monitoring, troubleshooting, operational improvement, business planning and asset management. UniSim Design models may be leveraged into advanced training and optimization solutions provided by the UniSim® Operations and UniSim® Optimization suites.
For further information on Honeywell’s annual student competition, please visit www.facebook.com/HoneywellStudentEngineers and for a free trial of UniSim Design Suite, visit www.honeywellprocess.com
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