A DecompositionBased Approach for Process Optimization and Simultaneous Heat Integration Application to an Industrial Process Academic Article uri icon


  • Process integration possibilities are explored in this paper through a postulation of the overall synthesis problem as a mixed integer programming model, where heat integration possibilities, including mixing of different streams, are considered simultaneously with the rest process optimization. A decomposition method is employed for the solution of the overall problem, where the heat integration problem is solved in an inner synthesis step, while the process flowsheet is optimized in an outer step, utilizing the information from the process heat integration potential. An application of the proposed synthesis procedure to an industrial case study is presented.

published proceedings

  • Chemical Engineering Research and Design

author list (cited authors)

  • Papalexandri, K. P., & Pktikopoulos, E. N.

citation count

  • 11

complete list of authors

  • Papalexandri, KP||Pktikopoulos, EN

publication date

  • March 1998