An Integrated Platform for Optimization of Heat and Water Use in Multipurpose Batch Plants

Esmael R. Seid1 and Thokozani Majozi1, 2,    1Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Pretoria, Lynnwood Road, Pretoria, 0002, South Africa, 2Modelling and Digital Science, CSIR, Meiring Naude Road, Pretoria, 0002, South Africa

Abstract

Energy optimization and the optimization of water use have mainly been treated as separate problems in literature. The batch production schedules resulting from each of these formulations do not guarantee that the plant is operated optimally. Presented in this contribution is a formulation that addresses the optimization of both water and energy, while simultaneously optimizing the batch process schedule. The ...

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