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.
|Title of host publication||Sustainability in the Design, Synthesis and Analysis of Chemical Engineering Processes|
|Number of pages||23|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 14 2016|
- Process synthesis
- Sensitivity analysis
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Chemical Engineering(all)