Automated Targeting for Total Property-based Network

Denny Kok Sum Ng*, Dominic Chwan Yee Foo, Raymond R. Tan, Mahmoud M. El-Halwagi

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This paper presents an optimisation-based, automated procedure known as automated targeting to analyse a total property-based network that consists of the individual elements of material reuse/recycle, regeneration/interception and waste treatment. Due to the close interaction among these individual elements, simultaneous synthesis of a total network is considered. This optimisation-based approach provides the same benefits as conventional pinch analysis techniques, in yielding various network targets prior to detailed design. Besides, the flexibility in setting objective function is the major advantage of the automated targeting approach over the conventional targeting techniques. An industrial example is utilised for illustration.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication19th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering
EditorsJacek Jezowski, Jan Thullie
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9780444534330
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Publication series

NameComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
ISSN (Print)1570-7946


  • optimisation
  • Process integration
  • property integration
  • resource conservation
  • waste minimisation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


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