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batch processing

Etymology: ME, baten, to bake
a processing mode used with computers in which accumulated similar programs and input data are processed simultaneously.

batch processing

Chemistry
The analysis of clinical specimens in a grouped “run”, which contrasts with the more labour-intensive testing of individual specimens.
 
Microbiology
The induction of bacterial growth in a closed-system bioreactor with a specific amount of nutrients; once nutrients are consumed, the system is drained of product and bacteria and a new “batch” of bacteria and nutrients are placed in the system.
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This paper presents a permutation flow shop batch processing machines scheduling problem in which a batch of jobs can be simultaneously processed on machines.
As a direction for future research, it could be considered to extend the batch processing model developed in this paper to the other complex environments like job shops and open shops or even other variants of flow shop scheduling.
Minimizing makespan on parallel batch processing machines.
Scheduling identical parallel batch processing machines to minimise makespan using genetic algorithm.
Minimizing makespan on a batch processing machine with non-identical job sizes using genetic algorithms.
Mixed integer formulation to minimize makespan in flow shop with batch processing machines, Mathematical and Computer Modeling, 40: 1465-1472.
Selection of a supplier to provide batch processing retrofit components or systems should be based on the supplier's approach to system design.