Synthesis of property-based water-using networks in batch process industries

Cheng-Liang Chen, Jui Yuan Lee, Denny Kok Sum Ng, Dominic Chwan Yee Foo

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This paper aims to develop a mathematical formulation for the synthesis of property-based batch water networks. Different from most of the previous works on composition-based water networks, the design problem in the present study is extended to consider a number of non-conserved properties of the process streams. The objective of this work is to obtain an optimum operating strategy with the minimum total annual cost (TAC) for a property-based batch water network. The design problem is formulated as a mixed-integer nonlinear program (MINLP), and a case study is presented to demonstrate the validity of the proposed formulation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)695-700
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Engineering Transactions
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2009
Event12th International Conference on Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction 2009 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 10 May 200913 May 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemical Engineering


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