A mixed-integer optimization approach for polygeneration energy systems design Academic Article uri icon


  • A mixed-integer nonlinear programming (MINLP) model is developed for the design optimization of polygeneration energy systems. A suitable superstructure is introduced, based on partitioning a general polygeneration energy system into four major blocks, for each of which alternative available technologies and types of equipment are considered. A detailed case study, involving a coal-based polygeneration plant producing electricity and methanol, is presented to demonstrate the key features and applicability of the proposed approach. 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Liu, P., Pistikopoulos, E. N., & Li, Z.

citation count

  • 77

complete list of authors

  • Liu, Pei||Pistikopoulos, Efstratios N||Li, Zheng

publication date

  • March 2009