Synthesis of cost optimal and controllable heat exchanger networks Conference Paper uri icon


  • A systematic framework is developed for the synthesis of cost optimal heat exchanger networks that satisfy a set of controllability criteria. Based on a hyperstructure network representation dynamics is explored via the introduction of an analytical model for dynamic gains and time delays in a heat exchanger network. Input-output pairing criteria are explicitly included within a mixed integer nonlinear programming (MINLP) formulation for the synthesis of HEN. Network configurations can be obtained featuring minimum total annualized cost and controllability characteristics which may form the basis for a successful control scheme.

published proceedings

  • Institution of Chemical Engineers Symposium Series

author list (cited authors)

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

complete list of authors

  • Papalexandri, KP||Pistikopoulos, EN

publication date

  • January 1994