Overall Optimization of a Comprehensive Utility System

Mkhokheli Ndlovua and Thokozani Majozia, b,    aDepartment of Chemical Engineering, Univ. Pretoria, Lynwood Road, Pretoria 0002, South Africa, bModelling and Digital Science, CSIR, Meiring Naude Road, Pretoria, 0002, South Africa

Abstract

This contribution follows the earlier work by Ndlovu and Majozi (2012) on the optimization of a comprehensive power plant utility system, a system consisting of a boiler and a cooling tower. Unlike previous research on the power plant utility system which had focused on the boiler and cooling water systems in a discrete manner, the authors presented a holistic method of analysis and treatment of the combined utility system. In this work further details ...

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