Heat Integration in Batch Processes
Thokozani Majozi, University of Pretoria, South Africa and Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa
This chapter addresses Heat Integration in multipurpose batch plants in situations where the schedule is known a priori, as well as cases that are characterised by unknown prior production schedules. In most published literature, Heat Integration of batch facilities is treated as a secondary objective to production scheduling, which implies that the starting and ending times of tasks are fixed a priori. However, suppression of time as a variable in the overall optimisation framework has proven to result in suboptimal results. True optimum is achieved when time is treated ...