UNIVERSITY OF TUZLA

FACULTY OF TECHNOLOGY

 

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Elvis Ahmetović, Associate Professor, PhD
University of Tuzla, Faculty of Technology
Department of Process Engineering
Univerzitetska 8, 75000 Tuzla
Bosnia and Herzegovina

Courses
Research Interests
Study Visits
Projects
Published Papers
Books
Memberships
Referees

Phone: 00387 (0) 35 320 756;  Fax: 00387 (0) 35 320 741 E-mail: elvis.ahmetovic@untz.ba


 

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Selected Papers Published in Journals:

Ahmetović, E., Ibrić, N., Kravanja, Z. (2014). Optimal design for heat-integrated water-using and wastewater treatment networks. Applied Energy (in press).  

Ibrić, N., Ahmetović, E., Kravanja, Z., (2014). Simultaneous optimization of water and energy within integrated water networks. Applied Thermal Engineering, 70 (2): pp. 1097–1122. Free access to the article is valid for 50 days, until September 30, 2014, using the following web link: http://authors.elsevier.com/a/1PWFC_UwEutLi2

Ahmetović, E., Kravanja, Z. (2014).  Simultaneous optimization of heat-integrated water networks involving process-to-process streams for heat integration. Applied Thermal Engineering, 62 (1): pp 302-317.

Ibrić, N., Ahmetović, E., Kravanja, Z. (2014). Two-Step Mathematical Programming Synthesis of Pinched and Threshold Heat-Integrated Water NetworksJournal of Cleaner Production. 77, pp 116-139.

Ahmetović, E., Kravanja, Z. (2013). Simultaneous synthesis of process water and heat exchanger networks. Energy, 57: pp 236-250.

Ahmetović, E., Grossmann, I. E. (2011). Global superstructure optimization for the design of integrated process water networks. AIChE Journal, 57 (2), pp 434-457.

Martin M., Ahmetović, E., Grossmann, I. E. (2011). Optimization of Water Consumption in Second Generation Bioethanol Plants. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 50 (7), pp 3705-3721.

Ahmetović, E., Martin, M., Grossmann, I. E. (2010). Optimization of energy and water consumption in corn-based ethanol plants. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 49 (17), pp 7972–7982.


Best Paper Award:

BEST PAPER AWARD presented to Elvis Ahmetović and Zdravko Kravanja for an outstanding presentation of the submission entitled Simultaneous optimization model for the synthesis of heat-integrated process water networks, The 7th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems – SDEWES Conference, 1-7 July, 2012, Ohrid, Macedonia.


   

 



LABORATORY FOR PROCESS ENGINEERING



COURSES                                                                                                                                                                                     RESEARCH INTERESTS
Design of Chemical Processes                                                                                                                                            Analysis, Synthesis and Design of Chemical Processes
Process Integration
                                                                                                                                                                 Process Integration
Rational Use of Energy
                                                                                                                                                           Rational Use of Water and Energy in Process Industry
Hydromechanical operations                                                                                                      
                                       Mathematical Programming and Process Optimization
Heat and Mass Transfer Operations
                                                                                                                                 Green Engineering and Sustainable Development

STUDY VISITS, SCIENTIFIC AND PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

Teaching mobility within the CEEPUS project PhD in Sustainable Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, 23/06-30/06/2013. Lecture related to Synthesis of heat-integrated process networks and applications of developed optimization models to problems of different complexity. University of Maribor, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Smetanova 17, SI-2000 Maribor, Slovenia.

The EM2-STEM - an Erasmus Mundus Action 2 Project, 01/09/2012-30/09/2012.
Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland The staff member mobility project related to the chemical engineering curriculum study, case-base reasoning and water and energy management in process plants. Host research contact: Prof. Andrzej Kraslawski, Lappeenranta University of Technology, P.O.Box 20, FIN-53851 Lappeenranta, Finland.

The JoinEU SEE Project, Scholarship scheme for academic exchange between EU and Western Balkan countries, 03/10/11–03/08/12.
University of Maribor, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Slovenia. Postdoctoral research in Process Systems Engineering. Project: Sustainable water and energy management in process industry and Synthesis of heat-integrated process water networks.
Advisor: Prof. Zdravko Kravanja, University of Maribor, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Smetanova 17, 2000 Maribor, Slovenia.

Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program,  15/09/08 –14/09/09
Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Chemical Engineering, PA, USA.
Postdoctoral research in Process Systems Engineering. Research Projects: Energy and Water Optimization of Bioprocess Systems; General Superstructure and Global Optimization for the Design of Integrated Process Water Networks. Advisor: Prof. dr. Ignacio E. Grossmann, Rudolph R. and Florence Dean University Professor, Carnegie Mellon University, Center for Advanced Process Decision-making, Department of Chemical Engineering, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890 USA.
 

University of Maribor,  Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Slovenia, 1–20/12/03, 1–24/12/02.  Postgraduate research and realization of the research activities related to the bilateral project between Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Research Project:  Computer Aided Process Optimization. Advisor: Prof. dr. Zdravko Kravanja, University of Maribor, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Smetanova 17, SI-2000 Maribor.

University of Maribor,  Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Slovenia, 11/06–11/07/01, 02/10–11/11/00. Postgraduate research and work on master thesis: Heat integration and retrofit of heat exchanger network using mathematical programming. Advisor: Prof. dr. Zdravko Kravanja, University of Maribor, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering , Smetanova 17, SI-2000 Maribor.

Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain, 07-18/05/01. Study visit and postgraduate training. International collaboration between Spain and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Katholieke Hogeschool Sint-Lieven, Gent, BE, 12-18/09/10. Study visit related to the implementation of activities in the Tempus project:  Creation of university-enterprise cooperation networks for education on sustainable technologies. Project ID: 158989-JPHES.

PROJECTS
Development and Application of an Optimization Model for the Reduction of Water Consumption in Process Industry, 2010/2011. Scientific and technological colaboration between Bosnia and Herzegovina (University of Tuzla) and Slovenia (University of Maribor) in 2010/11.

 Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program 2008/09. Energy Optimization of Bioprocess Systems. Carnegie Mellon University, Center for Advanced Process Decision-making, Department of Chemical Engineering, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA.     

Exploitation Plant Simulation of Salt Production by Vacuum-Evaporation in Solana d.d. Tuzla. IHI, Tuzla, 2007.

Design of distillation column condensation system. Project between GIKIL Lukavac and Faculty of Technology, University of Tuzla, 2006.

Simulation and Verification of De-sorption Column Functionality for Ammonium Waters in GIKIL from an Old Plant of Ammonia Combustion. Project between GIKIL Lukavac and Faculty of Technology, University of Tuzla, 2005

Computer Aided Process Optimization. Scientific and technological collaboration between Bosnia and Herzegovina (University of Tuzla) and Slovenia (University of Maribor) in 2002/03.

PUBLISHED PAPERS

Scientific Papers in Journals and Proceedings, Conference Presentations

Ahmetović, E., Kravanja, Z. (2014).  Simultaneous optimization of heat-integrated water networks involving process-to-process streams for heat integration. Applied Thermal Engineering, 62 (1): pp 302-317.

Ibrić, N., Ahmetović, E., Kravanja, Z. (2014). Two-Step Mathematical Programming Synthesis of Pinched and Threshold Heat-Integrated Water Networks.  Journal of Cleaner Production. (In press) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2014.01.004.

Ahmetović, E. & Kravanja, Z. (2013). Simultaneous synthesis of process water and heat exchanger networks. Energy, 57: pp 236-250.

Ahmetović, E., Kravanja, Z., Ibrić, N. (2013). Simultaneous Optimization Model for the Synthesis of Heat-Integrated Process Water Networks. SDEWES 2013-The 8th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, September 22-27, 2013, Dubrovnik, Croatia (Paper Accepted for Publication in Conference Proceedings).

 Ibrić N., Ahmetović E., Kravanja Z. (2013), A two-step solution strategy for the synthesis of pinched and threshold heat-integrated process water networks. PRES 2013-16th Conference on Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction, September 29-October 2, 2013, Rhodes, Greece. In Chemical Engineering Transactions, Volume 35, pp (Manuscript Accepted for Publication).


Ahmetović, E., Kravanja, Z. (2012). Effects of the Different Stages of Superstructure Development On the Efficiencies and Designs of Heat-Integrated Process-Water Networks. The AIChE 2012 Annual meeting, October 28-November 2, 2012, Pittsburgh PA, USA.

Ahmetović, E., Kravanja, Z. (2012). Solution Strategies for the Synthesis of Heat-Integrated Process Water Networks. PRES 2012-15th Conference on Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction, August 25-29, 2012, Prague, CZ. In Chemical Engineering Transactions, Volume 29, pp 1015-1020.

Ahmetović, E., Kravanja, Z. (2012). Simultaneous Optimization Modes for the Synthesis of Heat-Integrated Process Water Networks. SDEWES 2012-The 7th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, July 1-7, 2012, Ohrid, Macedonia.

Ibrić, N., Ahmetović, E., Kravanja, Z. (2012). A sequential approach for the synthesis of heat-integrated water networks. The 18th Slovenian Chemical Days 2012,  September 12-14, Portorož, Slovenia.

Suljkanović, M., Jotanović, M., Ahmetović, E., Tadić, G., Ibrić, N. (2012). Formalized methodology for the separation of three component electrolytic systems. Partial separation of the system, Chemical Industry, DOI:10.2298/HEMIND120808099S.


Ibrić, N., Ahmetović, E., Suljkanović, M. (2012). Optimization model for the design of distributed wastewater treatment networks. Chemical Industry, 66 (2) 263–275.

 
Ahmetović, E., Grossmann, I. E. (2011). Global superstructure optimization for the design of integrated process water networks. AIChE Journal, 57 (2), pp 434-457.

Martin M., Ahmetović, E., Grossmann, I. E. (201
1). Optimization of Water Consumption in Second Generation Bioethanol Plants. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 50 (7), pp 3705-3721.

Ahmetović, E., Ibrić, N. (2011). Synthesis and design of environmentally sustainable processes. International Scientific Conference „Renewable energy sources and sustainable development“, Paneuropean University APEIRON, Banja Luka.

Ahmetović, E., Martin, M., Grossmann, I. E. (2010). Optimization of energy and water consumption in corn-based ethanol plants. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 49 (17), pp 7972–7982.

Suljkanović, M., Jotanović, M., Ahmetović, E., Ibrić, M. (2010). Multivariant simulator for vacuum cooling processes of three component electrolyte systems, Chemical Industry, 64 (4),  21-33.

Ahmetović, E., Grossmann, I. E. (2010). Optimization of water consumption in process industry, ”The 16th Slovenian Chemical Event, 23-24 September, 2010, Maribor, Slovenia.

Ahmetović, E., Grossmann, I. E. (2010). Strategies for the global optimization of integrated process water networks, ”European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering (ESCAPE-20), 6-9 June, 2010, Ischia, Naples, Italy. Printed in Computer-Aided Chemical Engineering 28, 901-906, Elsevier.

Martin M., Ahmetović, E., Grossmann, I. E. (2010). Optimization of water consumption in Bioethanol plants, The AIChE 2010 Annual meeting, November 7-12, 2010, Salt Lake City, UT (USA).

Ahmetović, E., Suljkanović, M., Ibrić, N. and Jaganjac, A. (2010). Process engineering education for sustainable development, EnE10 The sixth Regional Conference, Environment for Europe, Belgrade, 7-8. juni 2010.

Ahmetović, E., Grossmann, I. E. (2009). General Superstructure and Global optimization Model for the Design of Integrated Process Water Networks. The AIChE 2009 Annual meeting, November 8-13, 2009, Nashville, TN (USA).

Ahmetović, E., Grossmann, I. E. (2009). Optimal Design of Integrated Process Water Networks and their application to Biofuel Plants. CAPD - Annual Review Meeting, March 13, 2009, Pittsburgh, PA (USA).

Suljkanović, M., Ahmetović, E. (2008). Verification of structures for utilization of waste multicomponent electrolitic systems. Chemical Industry, 62 (1),  4-12.

Ahmetović, E., Suljkanović M. (2007). Synthesis of superstructure and simulation of process of concentration with evaporation of water, Computer Aided Process Engineering (CAPE) Forum, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Maribor (Slovenia).

Suljkanović, M., Ahmetović, E. (2007). Verification of process structures created from used process equipment, Computer Aided Process Engineering (CAPE) Forum, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Maribor (Slovenia).

Ahmetović, E., Suljkanović, M., Fazlić, A. (2007). Balance simulator of drying process with recirculation of part of exhausted air. „Collection of Works - agroTECH 2007“, 47-61, Faculty of Technology, Tuzla (B&H).

Suljkanović, M., Ahmetović, E. (2006). The methodology development of milk concentrating system capacity determination in used process equipment. Food Industry, 17, 3-4, 28-32.

Ahmetović, E., Suljkanović, E. (2005). Computer-aided tool for analysis of multiple-effect evaporator with thermal vapour recompression. Food Industry, 16, 1-2, 15-23.

Suljkanović, M., Fazlić, A., Ahmetović, E. (2004).
Simulation of process structures of dairy products concentration with integral heat energy recuperation. Food Industry, 15, 1-2, 35-45.

Suljkanović, M., Ahmetović, E., Kravanja, Z. (2004).
Simulation of process structures of multiple-effect concentration combined with mechanical vapor recompression, 10. „Slovenian Chemical Days 2004“, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Maribor (Slovenia).

Suljkanović, M., Ahmetović E., Kravanja, Z. (2003). The process simulator of alternative process structure of fractional crystallization form the NaCl-Na2SO4-H2O system, „Slovenian Chemical Days 2003“, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering,  Maribor (Slovenia).

Suljkanović, M., Ahmetović, E., Kravanja, Z. (2003). Analysis of the process structure for dehydration of crystalohydrate, „Slovenian Chemical Days 2003“, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Maribor (Slovenia).

Suljkanović, M., Ahmetović, E., Bašić, M. (2003). The process simulator of thermal milk concentration. Food Industry, 14, 1-2, 82-89.

Perdija, S., Ahmetović, E. (2000). Mathematical modelling of cooling process of gas from calcination. Collection of Works, 15-24. Faculty of Technology, Tuzla (B&H).

 

Conference Abstracts

Ibrić, N., Ahmetović, E. (2011). Efficient use of water in process industry, Book of abstracts, "XXII. Croatian meeting of chemists and chemical engineers", Zagreb (Croatia).

Ibrić, N, Džanić, D., Banović, S., Ahmetović, E. (2011). Optimization of wastewater treatment systems in process industry, Book of abstracts, "XXII. Croatian meeting of chemists and chemical engineers", Zagreb (Croatia).

Avdihodžić, E. (Advisor: Ahmetović, E.) (2008). Simulation of classical multiple-effect evaporation and evaporation with thermal vapor recompression. Book of Abstracts. „VII meeting of young chemical engineers“. Zagreb (Croatia).

Ahmetović, E., Suljkanović M., Fazlić, A. (2007). Balance simulator of drying process with recirculation of part of exhausted air. Book of Abstracts, 11. „II Scientific-Professional Congress of food production and processing with international participation “agroTECH 2007. Gradačac (B&H).

Ahmetović, E., Suljkanović, M. (2005). Process simulator of concentration and crystallization of citric acid. Book of Abstracts, 324. “XIX Croatian meeting of chemists and chemical engineers”. Opatija (Croatia).

Suljkanović M., Fazlić A., Ahmetović E. (2005). Structure of systematic parameters of process structure with mechanical vapour recompression. Book of Abstracts, 327. XIX Croatian meeting of chemists and chemical engineers”. Opatija (Croatia).

Suljkanović M., Ahmetović E., Osmanović Z. (2004). Multivariant simulator of vacuum crystallizer. Book of Abstracts, P-13. “11. Ružička’s Days. Vukovar (Croatia).

Suljkanović M., Ahmetović E., Osmanović Z. (2004). Process simulator of contact heater/cooler, Book of Abstracts. P-14, “11. Ružička’s Days”. Vukovar (Croatia).

Suljkanović M., Ahmetović E., Burgić M. (2003). Synthesis of process structure for concentration and crystallization of citric acid. Abstracts, 221. “XVIII Croatian meeting of chemists and chemical engineers”. Zagreb (Croatia).

Suljkanović M., Bašić M., Ahmetović E. (2003). Process simulator of milk evaporator with secondary vapor recompression, Abstracts, 222. “XVIII Croatian meeting of chemists and chemical engineers”. Zagreb (Croatia).

Ahmetović E., Osmanović Z. (2002). Integration of system for separation of binary mixtures using heat jet pump, Book of Abstracts, 27. “IV Meeting of Young Chemical Engineers”. Zagreb (Croatia).

Osmanović Z., Ahmetović E. (2001). Forming of mathematical model of evaporator-crystallizer superstructure, Abstracts, 193. “XVII Croatian Meeting of Chemists and Chemical Engineers“. Osijek (Croatia).

BOOKS
Ahmetović, E. (2010). Heat Transfer Operations in Process Engineering, OFF-SET, Tuzla.
Suljkanović, M., Ahmetović, E. (2007). Analysis and simulation of chemical processes-situation approach, IHI. Tuzla.
Suljkanović, M., Ahmetović, E. (2006). Computer simulation of industrial crystallization processes-electrolyte systems. IHI. Tuzla.

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Best paper award, SDEWES 2012 Conference.
The EM2-STEM Scholarship, 2012.
The JoinEU SEE Scholarship, 2011/2012                                                                                
DAAD Scholarship, 2011.
The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program Scholarship, 2008/2009
Award of Rector of the University of Tuzla for excellent work results at the Faculty of Technology, 2007
Award of Cantonal Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport for PhD study, 2005
Scholarship for postgraduate training (Collaboration between University of Rovira and Virgili, Spain, and University of Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina), 2001
Scholarships for postgraduate training. Ministry of Science and Technology of Slovenia, 2000/2001                                                                                                                     
Postgraduate Student Grants (Supported by Austrian Federal Chancellery), 2000.

MEMBERSHIPS
Fulbright Alumni of Bosnia and Herzegovina 
Scientific Advisory Board, Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (SDEWES), 2012-to date
American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), 2009–to date
Croatian Society of Chemical Engineering (HDKI), 2002–to date
 

REFEREES

 

Title:

Prof. dr.

Prof. dr.

Prof. dr.

First name:

Midhat

Zdravko

Ignacio

Surname:

Suljkanović

Kravanja

Grossmann

Position:

Full Professor

Full Professor, Vice Dean

Rudolph R. and Florence Dean University Professor

Country:

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

SLOVENIA

PENNSYLVANIA

Institution:

University of Tuzla,
Faculty of Technology

University of Maribor, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Chemical Engineering, Center for Advanced Process Decision-making

Address:

Univerzitetska 8

Smetanova 17

5000 Forbes Avenue

 

75000 Tuzla

SI-2000 Maribor

PA 15213-3890 USA

 

Tuzla

Maribor

Pittsburgh

Phone:

++ 387 35 320 749

+ 386 2 2294 481

(412) 268-3642

Fax:

++ 387 35 320 741

+ 386 2 252 7774

(412) 268-7139

E-mail:

midhat.suljkanovic@untz.ba

zdravko.kravanja@uni-mb.si

grossmann@cmu.edu

       

 

 

 

Please contact elvis.ahmetovic@untz.ba for additional information.
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