Optimal synthesis of a system of simple distillation columns

Ostrovskii, G.; Ziyatdinov, N.; Mustafina, F.; Rygov, D.
November 2013
Theoretical Foundations of Chemical Engineering;Nov2013, Vol. 47 Issue 6, p709
Academic Journal
The problem of optimal superstructure-based synthesis of a system of distillation columns is formulated as a mixed integer nonlinear programming problem, and a branch-and-bound method is suggested for solving this problem. A two-stage approach to the problem is described, and the corresponding computational algorithm is presented.


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