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A simultaneous-modular approach to process flowsheeting and optimization. Part III: Performance on optimization problems

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  • Hern-Shann Chen,

    1. Chemical Engineering Department, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801
    Current affiliation:
    1. Union Carbide Corporation, South Charleston, WV 25303
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  • M. A. Stadtherr

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    1. Chemical Engineering Department, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801
    • Chemical Engineering Department, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801
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Abstract

The performance of the simultaneous-modular approach on four process optimization problems is studied, and numerical experiments using different computational strategies are also performed. The simultaneous-modular approach is found to be very effective on process optimization problems, and the strategies used in our implementation SIMMOD are found to be more efficient than those used in previous implementations of the simultaneous-modular approach for process optimization.

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