Targeting and design for batch regeneration and total networks

Dominic Chwan Yee Foo, Jui Yuan Lee, Denny K. S. Ng, Cheng Liang Chen

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Resource conservation for batch processes is gaining good attention in recent years. This is mainly due to the recent trend in chemical engineering that focuses on product engineering, as well as in the rise of various low volume and high value-added products (e.g. pharmaceutical, specialty chemicals, etc.) in the market. In this study, a systematic procedure to perform targeting and design of a batch resource conservation network (RCN) involving material regeneration and waste treatment (also known as a total RCN) is proposed. The procedure is applicable for all fixed-schedule-type batch RCNs with mass storage facilities. Literature examples are used to elucidate the proposed procedure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)579-590
Number of pages12
JournalClean Technologies and Environmental Policy
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2013


  • Batch processes
  • Pinch analysis
  • Process integration
  • Resource conservation
  • Targeting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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