Integrated approach for simultaneous mass and property integration for resource conservation

Ana Carolina Hortua*, Mahmoud M. El-Halwagi, Denny K. S. Ng, Dominic Chwan Yee Foo

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The objective of this work is to develop an integrated, systematic, and cost-effective design technique to synthesize a resource conservation network. On the basis of different characteristics for the process constraint and environmental discharge limit, mass and property integration techniques are adapted in this proposed approach. A conceptual framework is first developed to serve as the basis of the mathematical optimization model. A mixed-integer nonlinear programming (MINLP) formulation is developed to synthesize a resource conservation network with minimum total annualized cost. A case study on the production of phenol from cumene hydroperoxide is presented to illustrate the proposed approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-38
Number of pages10
JournalACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jan 2013


  • Mass integration
  • Material recovery
  • Optimization
  • Process integration
  • Property integration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment


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