Dr. Péter Mizsey

Curriculum Vitae

Present position

Full professor of chemical and environmental engineering, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary (with special responsibility for chemical engineering, environmental benign process engineering & design, process control, computer aided process design, integrated process design)

Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts

Vice-President of International Summer University of Environmental Sciences

Editor of Liquid Waste Recovery and Ipari Ökológia

 

 

Address

Department of Chemical and Environmental Process Engineering
Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Budapest
H-1521 Hungary

Phone: +36 1 463 31 96 (direct), +36 1 463 22 02 (switchboard)
Mobil: +36 20 930 8485
Fax: +36 1-463 31 97
E-mail: mizsey@mail.bme.hu

 

List of referred publications with citations

 

 

 

Education

2001 Doctor of Science, Hungarian Academy of Sciences ("Chemical process design considering controllability and environmental impacts")
1997 Dr.-Habil Habilitation, Technical University of Budapest
1996 Short course on "Pollution Prevention" by EPA USA
1991 PhD., ETH-Zürich, Switzerland ("A Global Approach to the Synthesis of Entire Chemical Processes")
1987-91 PhD. study, Systems Engineering Group, headed by Prof. D.W.T. Rippin Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zürich, Switzerland
1981 Doctor Technicus, Technical University of Budapest ("Hydrodynamic Transients of Distillation Columns")
1970-75 Faculty of Chemical Engineering, Technical University of Budapest, Hungary, Chemical engineer M.Sc. 1975
1965-69 Chemical Engineering High School, Budapest, Hungary Chemical Technician, 1969

 

Employment

2007-2016 Head of Department of Chemical and Environmental Process Engineering, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
2006 Head of Department of Chemical Engineering, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
2005-2006 Visiting scientist, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Joint Research Centre, Seville, Spain
2002-2005 Full professor, deputy head of Department of Chemical Engineering, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
1999-2002 Associate professor, deputy head of Department of Chemical Engineering, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
1997-99 Scientist at Paul Scherrer Institut Villigen, Switzerland
1994-97 Deputy head of Department of Chemical Engineering, Technical University of Budapest
1993 Associate professor Department of Chemical Engineering, Technical University of Budapest
1992-93 Senior Lecturer Department of Chemical Engineering, Technical University of Budapest
1987-91 Assistant, Systems Engineering Group, headed by Prof. D.W.T. Rippin Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zürich, Switzerland
1987 Visiting Senior Research Scientist of Chemical Engineering Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan
1975-87 Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemical Engineering, Technical University of Budapest
1969-70 Technician at the Richter Gedeon Ltd. Pharmaceutical Factory, Budapest, Hungary

 

Teaching activity

Chemical engineers, bioengineers, environmental engineers are educated.
Subjects:

  • chemical engineering, unit operation, chemical process design, computer aided process design, integrated process design, systems engineering, optimisation, and process control taught for chemical engineers and bioengineers,
  • environmental benign process engineering and design for environmental engineers,
  • case studies for computer aided process design, flowsheet simulators (ASPEN, ChemCAD, HYSYS),
  • More than 50 M.S. degrees and diploma projects in different topics,
  • 11 PhD. projects / students (chemical bio- and environmental engineers).

 

Research areas from the last 5 years

  • clean technologies,
  • membrane separations, membrane filtrations, pervaporation, modelling of pervaporation,
  • biofuel, bioenergy,
  • life cycle assessment,
  • waste reduction in the chemical process industries,
  • sterol recovery from cane wax by extraction or other special recovery method,
  • integrated chemical process design considering controllability and environmental impacts,
  • separation of highly non-ideal mixtures, separation of quaternary non-ideal mixtures, recovery of non-ideal solvents, extractive heterogeneous-azeotropic rectification,
  • optimisation of chemical processes and unit operations,
  • fuel reformer - fuel cell systems for environmentally friendly vehicles,
  • heterogeneous catalytic reactors,
  • production of hydrogen for environmental friendly vehicles,
  • seasonal storage of energy,
  • control of chemical processes having material and energy recycle.

 

Awards

  • Szechenyi Professor Scholarship, 2000-2003
  • MOL Scientific Award (Hungarian National Oil Trust, the award is given to chemical engineers whose design has been realized), 2004
  • Varga Jozsef Award and Medal, 2011 (The Hungarian Academy of Sciencesawars a chemical engineer, whose scientific achievemnts/works have found important industrial applications)
  • Hungarian Chamber of Engineers: Best teacher of environmental education, 2012
  • Professional Publication Hungary Ltd.: Greennovation Award, 2014
  • 10th International Conference on Distillation & Absorption: Most Excellent Poster Award, 2014
  • KÖVET Organization for Sustainable Economy - Eco-design Award, 2014
  • Water- and wastewater treatment in th indsutry - II. Soós Ernő Scientific Conference: Most Excellent Poster Award, 2015
  • BME-Pro Progressio Innovation Award 2016
  • Budapest Water Summit: Most Exellent Poster Award, Professional category 2016

 

Other Activities / Memberships

  • Member of the Hungarian Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • Member of the Management of the Chamber of the Hungarian Chemical Engineers
  • Deputy chairmen of the Chemical Engineering Working Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • Member of the EURECHA Management Executive Committee
  • Reviewer of several journals and conferences e.g.
    • Industrial Engineering Chemistry
    • Chemical Engineering Progress
    • Journal of Hazardous Materials
    • Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Quarterly
    • ESCAPE
    • SSCHE
    • Chemical Engineering Research&Design
    • etc.
  • Member of International Program Committee, Honorary Chairmen of Conference on Process Control (Slovak Republic).

 

Industrial consultancy

About 40 industrial works in Hungary and Switzerland in association with different chemical plants have been consulted.

The main purposes of these works have been environmental protection including design and building of new chemical plants, process improvements, design of special separation system for solvent recovery from waste water, material recovery and recycling, energy conservation, optimisation, etc.

 

Some major industrial projects

  • cleaning of waste water in a medicine factory with rectification, COD reduction,
  • intensification and environmental upgrading of reactive dilutant production plant,
  • recovery and recycling of precious inorganic material,
  • intensification and redesign of wine distillery,
  • waste water stripping to remove organic compounds in a petrochemical factory,
  • flue gas cleaning,
  • improvement of the control structure of FCC unit,
  • investigation and intensification of different chemical and petrochemical plants (such as crude oil distillation plants, natural gas preparation plants, gasoline redistillation and vapour recovery unit, crude topping and gas oil desulphurization plant, aromatic production complex),
  • design and building of distillation columns for pesticide production factory,
  • investigation and characterisation of column internals (trays, packings),
  • heat exchanger design,
  • absorber design and optimisation for cleaning industrial waste gases (environmental protection),
  • design and building of absorbers for sulphur dioxide-water system,
  • waste water minimisation,
  • HCL and salt recovery from waste water,
  • consultancy work at Environmental Protection Ltd., Budapest, Hungary,
  • water treatment for thermal power station,
  • chemical process control,
  • organisation of production in chemical plants.

 

Completed designs in 2004

  • waste water purification technology and equipment for a medicine factory,
  • two distillation columns in a petrochemical plant,
  • eight heat exchangers of industrial size (reboilers, condensers, process heat exchangers).

 

Fontosabb ipari megbízásos munkák az elmúlt tíz évből

(Major industrial projects in Hungary, Switzerland, and Austria.
Written in Hungarian language. In case of interest, please, send me an E-mail.)

  1. szennyvizek fiziko-kémiai tisztítása (gyógyszeripar, petrokémiai ipar)
  2. hazai gázfeldolgozó üzemek energiaracionalizálása (MOL Rt.)
  3. szeszipari desztilláló üzem átalakítása és intenzifikálása (EMMI Kkt.)
  4. vegyi üzemben keletkező, illékony szervesanyagokat tartalmazó padlócsatorna szennyvíz szervesanyag-mentesítésének vizsgálata (BorsodChem Rt.)
  5. értékes kémiai hulladék regenerálási technológiájának kidolgozása (Budapest)
  6. tüzelőanyag-cellán alapuló nagyhatékonyságú háztartási energiaellátó rendszer tervezése (Svájc)
  7. növényvédő szer gyártás fejlesztése (BUSS AG, Pratteln, Svájc)
  8. nyomdaipari oldószer regenerálása, két különböző projekt (CHROMOS AG, Greifensee, Svájc, Joanneum Research Centre, Graz, Ausztria)
  9. Monomergyártó üzemrendszer környezetközpontú energetikai felülvizsgálata (BorsodChem Rt.)
  10. Kőolajfinomító hűtővízhálózatának környezetvédelmi célú felülvizsgálata (MOL Rt.)
  11. HCl és sós szennyvíz emisszió csökkentése (BorsodChem Rt.)
  12. hulladékhők újrahasznosítása (BorsodChem Rt.)
  13. petrokémiai üzemek felülvizsgálata, intenzifikálás, energetikai javítás (MOL Rt. és különböző finomítói)
  14. desztilláló rendszer tervezése növényvédő szer gyártáshoz (Péti Nitrokémia)
  15. reaktív desztilláló oszlop szabályozása (Budapesti Vegyimûvek)
  16. véggázok tisztítása abszorberrel, tervezés és optimalizálás (Richter Gedeon Rt.)
  17. kolonnabelsők vizsgálata és tervezése (Richter Gedeon Rt.)
  18. szeszipari desztilláció javítása (Szeszipari Vállalat, Szabadegyháza)
  19. erőmûvi vízkezelés vizsgálata (Magyar Villamos Mûvek)
  20. szennyvíz minimalizálás (MOL Rt. Dunai Finomító)
  21. kőolajipari főlepárló oszlop modellezése (MOL Rt. Dunai Finomító)
  22. hőcserélű rendszer felülvizsgálata, hőcserélők tervezése (MOL Rt., BorsodChem Rt)

 

Megvalósult vegyipari tervezések az elmúlt öt évből

  1. desztilláló oszlopok
  2. hőcserélők, forralók, kondenzátorok
  3. szabályozástechnika, szabályozási konfigurációk

 

Környezetvédelem

  1. értékes szervetlen anyag visszanyerése újrahasznosítás céljából
  2. szenyvízek oldószermentesítése,
  3. szennyvizek KOI értékének csökkentése fiziko-kémiai módszerekkel,
  4. oldószerregenerálás,
  5. szennyvízek halogénmentesítése,
  6. energiaintegráció energiafogyasztás csökkentésére,
  7. szerves oldószer-kibocsátás csökkentése
2010.10.27.