Systems informatics for biomass feedstock production

Konstantinos Domdouzis, Yogendra Shastri, Ming Che Hu, Luis Rodriguez, Alan Hansen, K. C. Ting

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Abstract

Biomass feedstock production is a significant part of the supply chain of bioenergy. It consists of an integrative framework of chemical and biological processes as well as technical operations. The introduction of systems informatics facilitates the flow of information between these processes and operations through the use of specific techniques such as knowledge management, concurrent science and engineering, software engineering, and decision support. These techniques are integrated in the production of biomass feedstock through an information system. The core element of this information system is a database system. The handling of the data of the database system occurs through a number of graphical user interfaces. The design of these graphical user interfaces is based on the use of metadata which correspond to the attributes of the tasks, subtasks, and technological equipments of the respective stages of the biomass feedstock production. Furthermore, these interfaces allow the initiation of a number of operations, such as optimization, simulation, analysis of experimental data, and collection of information in real time, with parallel use of a number of software packages specialized for each stage of the biomass feedstock production. This paper describes the development of the framework for this information system for biomass feedstock production.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2009, ASABE 2009
Pages4999-5020
Number of pages22
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
EventAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2009 - Reno, NV, United States
Duration: Jun 21 2009Jun 24 2009

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2009, ASABE 2009
Volume8

Other

OtherAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2009
CountryUnited States
CityReno, NV
Period6/21/096/24/09

Keywords

  • Biomass feedstock production
  • Database system
  • Metadata
  • Optimization
  • Simulation
  • Systems informatics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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    Domdouzis, K., Shastri, Y., Hu, M. C., Rodriguez, L., Hansen, A., & Ting, K. C. (2009). Systems informatics for biomass feedstock production. In American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2009, ASABE 2009 (pp. 4999-5020). (American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2009, ASABE 2009; Vol. 8).