Flowrate targeting algorithm for interplant resource conservation network. Part 2: assisted integration scheme

Irene M.L. Chew, Dominic C.Y. Foo, Raymond R. Tan

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Part 1 of the series (Chew, I. M. L.; Foo, D. C. Y.; Ng, D. K. S.; Tan, R. R. Flowrate Targeting Algorithm for Interplant Resource Conservation Network. Part 1: Unassisted Integration Scheme. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. DOI: 10.1021/ie901802m.) proposes a systematic three-step targeting algorithm for unassisted integration scheme for interplant resource conservation network (IPRCN), where cross-plant streams within the pinch region can be used to achieve minimum resource flow rate targets. However, the unassisted scheme does not hold true for all cases. Part 2 of the series explores additional material recovery to be realized by sending cross-plant streams outside the pinch region. This is known as the assisted integration scheme. Appropriate identification of waste streams as the cross-plant streams is an important step in locating the minimum flow rate targets for these cases. The effect of pinch shifting and the generation of new waste streams are also investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6456-6468
Number of pages13
JournalIndustrial and Engineering Chemistry Research
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jul 2010
Externally publishedYes

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