Dr. Cameron M. Crowe
Professor Emeritus
MACC member
Department of Chemical Engineering
1280 Main Street West,
Hamilton, ON, L8S 4L7, Canada
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email: crowe@mcmaster.ca

computer simulation, modelling and optimization, data reconciliation, applied mathematics, numerical methods.
  • B.Eng. McGill University (1953)
  • Ph.D. University of Cambridge (1957)
  • F.C.I.C

Research Projects

Reconciliation of Process Measurements

The problem involved the optimal adjustment of measurements of process flow rates and concentrations during steady state so that they were consistent with conservation laws and other constraints.

Since I retired I no longer accept any students at any level.

Selected Publications

Schraa, O. and C.M. Crowe, "The Numerical Solution of Bilinear Data Reconciliation Problems using Unconstrained Optimization Methods," Computers and Chemical Engineering, 22, 1215-28 (1998).

Tong, H. and C.M. Crowe, "Detecting Persistent Gross Errors by Sequential Analysis of Principal Components," AIChE Journal, 43, 1242-1249, (1997).

Crowe, C.M., "Data Reconciliation - Progress and Challenges," Journal of Process Control, 6, 89-98, (1996).

Crowe, C.M., "Formulation of Linear Data Reconciliation using Information Theory", Chemical Engineering Science., 51, 3359-3366 (1996).

Tong, H. and C.M. Crowe, "Detection of Gross Errors in Data Reconciliation by Principal Component Analysis", AIChE Journal, 41, 1712-1722, (1995).

Crowe, C.M., "Maximum Power Test for Gross Errors in the Original Constraints in Data Reconciliation", Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 70, No. 5, (1992).

Holly W., R. Cook and C.M. Crowe, "Reconciliation of Mass Flow Rate Measurements in a Chemical Extraction Plant", Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 67, 595-601, (1989).

Crowe, C.M. "Test of Maximum Power for the Detection of Gross Errors in Process Constraints", AIChE Journal, 35, 869-872, (1989).

Crowe, C.M., "Observability and Redundancy of Process Data for Steady State Reconciliation", Chemical Engineering Science, 44, 2909-2917, (1989).

Crowe, C.M., "The Recursive Identification of Gross Errors in Linear Data Reconciliation", AIChE Journal, 34, 541- 550, (1988).