After the opportunities for maximum material recovery are exhausted through direct reuse/recycle, fresh resources consumption may be further reduced with the use of interception/regeneration processes. This paper presents an optimisation-based procedure known as automated targeting to locate the minimum resource consumption targets for a resource conservation network (RCN) with interception placement. The automated targeting was originally developed for mass integration by El-Halwagi and Manousiothakis (1990). Based on the concept of insight-based targeting approach, the automated targeting technique is formulated as a linear programming (LP) model for which the global optimum is guaranteed if a solution exists. A literature example is solved to illustrate the proposed approach.
|Number of pages
|Chemical Engineering Transactions
|Published - Sept 2009
|12th International Conference on Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction 2009 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 10 May 2009 → 13 May 2009
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Chemical Engineering(all)