Systematic chemical reaction pathway synthesis for sustainable integrated biorefineries

Viknesh Andiappan Murugappan, Lik Yin Ng, Nishanth G. Chemmangattuvalappil, Denny K. S. Ng

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An integrated biorefinery is a processing facility that converts biomass into value-added products and energy via various conversion technologies. However, due to high number of technologies available,it is a challenge to systematically synthesise a sustainable integrated biorefinery considering economic performance, environmental impact and energy requirement simultaneously. To address this issue, a multi-objective optimisation approach is used in this work to synthesise a sustainable integrated biorefinery. To illustrate the proposed approach, a palm-based biomass case study is solved.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th International Conference on Foundations of Computer-Aided Process Design
EditorsMario R. Eden, John D. Siirola, Gavin P. Towler
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
ISSN (Print)1570-7946


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