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Implementation and initial evaluation of a decision support platform for selecting production routes of biomass-derived chemicals

Tsakalova, M, Lin, T-C, Yang, A and Kokossis, AC (2011) Implementation and initial evaluation of a decision support platform for selecting production routes of biomass-derived chemicals Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, 29. 1470 - 1474.

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Abstract

A decision support platform is developed to evaluate and screen options for producing chemicals from biomass feedstock. The platform is based on the modelling of the socalled compartmental processing blocks (CPBs) and their connections. It includes a simulation tool and a synthesis/optimisation tool, both based on a central database which holds process and economic information about individual CPBs. The synthesis/optimisation tool performs screening over multiple production routes by means of modelling and optimisation of superstructures that represent possible feedstock, routes, and products in a given case of assessment. The current implementation uses Excel for the database and the simulation tool, while the synthesis/ optimisation tool is based on GAMS. A case study on green ethylene production is reported to illustrate the application of the platform.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Computer Aided Chemical Engineering. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, 292011, DOI 10.1016/B978-0-444-54298-4.50073-8.
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Chemical and Process Engineering
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 09 May 2012 13:36
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2013 12:09
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/7048

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