Implementation of novel processes in existing process networks: Evaluation of the industrial production of C4 chemicals by optimization

Gerard P.J. Dijkema*, Ellis M. Steenkamp, Peter J.T. Verheijen

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Abstract

An analysis method of optimal network flexibility was developed and implemented in MATLAB. The use of novel processes in the existing Dutch C4-network was assessed. Since its optimal structure is determined by only two processes, development of these must be given priority. The network has substantial flexibility with respect to total mass use, but almost none when total energy usage is considered. Some novel processe therefore may not be implemented if profits are largely determined by total cost of feedstock.

Original languageEnglish
JournalComputers and Chemical Engineering
Volume21
Issue numberSUPPL.1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1997

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