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Integrated approach to waste, utility, and energy minimization in batch processes
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The BATCH-ENVOPExpert (BEE) methodology is described by introducing a novel simulation-optimization framework that integrates different process systems engineering techniques, such as heat exchanger network design. Integration of the BEE expert system with gPROMS dynamic simulator and GAMS optimizer for a comprehensive analysis is proposed. This framework is demonstrated using a well-known literature batch operation case study involving reaction and distillation, wherein we identify operations alternatives that result in minimal generation of process wastes, minimal consumption of the washing liquids for cleaning the equipment, and minimal usage of energy. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the AIChE Annual Meeting (Salt Lake City, UT 11/4-9/2007).
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Journal2007 AIChE Annual Meeting
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