Broke management optimization in design of paper production systems
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This paper presents an optimization strategy for a broke system design and operation in papermaking process. A multiobjective stochastic optimization model is presented featuring (i) a stochastic two-state Markov process based submodel for the broke tower, (ii) an operational submodel for the optimization of the broke dosage, and (iii) a multiobjective design problem. An efficient optimization strategy is also proposed involving a quadratic optimization step for the operational subproblem and an effective multiobjective design optimization step. 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.