Optimisation of sharp distillation column configurations: A database supported package, PROMAX


Ozcelik Z. , Ozcelik Y. , KURYEL B.

CHEMICAL AND BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING QUARTERLY, vol.13, no.4, pp.159-167, 1999 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Title of Journal : CHEMICAL AND BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING QUARTERLY
  • Page Numbers: pp.159-167

Abstract

The problem of synthesizing an optimal multicomponent separation flowsheet according to capital and operating expenses is solved by a branch and bound (B&B) method. The algorithm can fmd the optimal sequence and all the sequences whose costs are within a specified factor of the cost of the optimal sequence.