A process synthesis modelling framework based on mass/heat transfer module hyperstructure Academic Article uri icon


  • A process synthesis modelling framework is proposed, based on the representation of synthesis alternatives via mass and heat transfer mechanisms. A simple, yet multipurpose mass/heat exchange module is introduced to represent the building block for any process operation involving mass/heat exchange process between two properly defined streams. A flowsheet hyperstructure is then developed comprising mass/heat exchange matches properly connected; conventional or non-conventional units and process structures can be obtained from this representation through the minimization of a corresponding annualized cost. 1995.

published proceedings

  • Computers & Chemical Engineering

author list (cited authors)

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

citation count

  • 9

complete list of authors

  • Papalexandri, Katerina P||Pistikopoulos, Efstratios N

publication date

  • June 1995