Process Synthesis by the P-Graph Framework Involving Sustainability

B. Bertók, I. Heckl

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Abstract

A computer-aided methodology for process synthesis is introduced here by utilizing the P-graph (process graph) framework. A process system or network endeavors to create certain products from raw materials using a number of processing steps. Process synthesis determines the structure of a process system. Examples of said networks range from food processing plants through chemical production to energy production networks. The P-graph methodology is a graph-theoretical approach utilized for solving process network synthesis problems. The P-graphs are bipartite graphs, each comprising nodes for a set of materials, a set of operating units, and arcs linking them. The P-graph framework provides a mathematically rigorous procedure for synthesizing optimal and alternative suboptimal networks subject to constraints, which may include profitability and sustainability in the proposed methodology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainability in the Design, Synthesis and Analysis of Chemical Engineering Processes
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages203-225
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9780128020647
ISBN (Print)9780128020326
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 14 2016

Keywords

  • Algorithm
  • Flowsheet
  • Optimization
  • P-graph
  • Process synthesis
  • Sensitivity analysis
  • Solver
  • Sustainability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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    Bertók, B., & Heckl, I. (2016). Process Synthesis by the P-Graph Framework Involving Sustainability. In Sustainability in the Design, Synthesis and Analysis of Chemical Engineering Processes (pp. 203-225). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-802032-6.00009-8