The paper provides an overview based on an experience and applications of process integration, modelling and optimisation software tools. The first part reviews the design practice and supporting software tools. General purpose optimisation and modelling tools overviews have been available from conferences and publication (Klemeš, 1977; Friedler, 2009 and 2010; Klemeš et al., 2010; Lam et al., 2010). Those are categorised as (i) Process integration and retrofit analysis tools (ii) Flowsheeting simulation and (iii) General mathematical modelling suites with optimisation libraries. The second part covers assessment of tools which enable the generation of sustainable alternatives. They deal with waste, environment, energy and material depletion and production cost constrains. Emphasis of the sustainable process design tools is on (a) Evaluation of process viability under sustainable economic conditions (b) Synthesis of sustainable processes and supply chains (c) Process maintenance and life cycle analysis. The concluding part provides an overview of software tools development and the potential of the research based tools in solving the problem of sustainable process design.
|Title of host publication||PRES 2010 - 13th International Conference on Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction|
|Publisher||Italian Association of Chemical Engineering - AIDIC|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2010|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Chemical Engineering(all)