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A general framework for simultaneous cyclic scheduling and operational optimization of multiproduct continuous plants

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A. Alle ; J.M. Pinto
Total Authors: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Brazilian Journal of Chemical Engineering; v. 19, n. 4, p. 457-466, Dez. 2002.

This paper addresses the problem of integrating in a single model operational optimization and cyclic scheduling of continuous plants. Considered are multiproduct, multistage plants with finite intermediate storage capacity (FIS). A combined optimization approach introduces synergic effects for more effective scheduling and plant operation (Alle and Pinto, 2001a,b). The representation proposed for this problem results in an MINLP model with a nonconvex feasible region and nonconvex objective function. In order to deal with nonconvexity, a spatial branch-and-bound global optimization algorithm is applied. Results show that the global approach is effectively able to yield more profitable solutions than those obtained by local optimization methods. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 98/14384-3 - Integration of chemical processes in real time
Grantee:Rubens Maciel Filho
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants