Integrated Approach for Simultaneous Mass and Property Integration for Resource Conservation Academic Article uri icon


  • The objective of this work is to develop an integrated, systematic, and cost-effective design technique to synthesize a resource conservation network. On the basis of different characteristics for the process constraint and environmental discharge limit, mass and property integration techniques are adapted in this proposed approach. A conceptual framework is first developed to serve as the basis of the mathematical optimization model. A mixed-integer nonlinear programming (MINLP) formulation is developed to synthesize a resource conservation network with minimum total annualized cost. A case study on the production of phenol from cumene hydroperoxide is presented to illustrate the proposed approach. 2012 American Chemical Society.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Hortua, A. C., El-Halwagi, M. M., Ng, D., & Foo, D.

citation count

  • 14

complete list of authors

  • Hortua, Ana Carolina||El-Halwagi, Mahmoud M||Ng, Denny KS||Foo, Dominic CY

publication date

  • January 2013