Stochastic Optimization Tools for Water-Heat Nexus Problems Chapter uri icon


  • 2018 Elsevier B.V. This aim of this work is to provide a framework for application of Simulated Annealing (SA) Algorithm for solving Water - Heat Nexus problems for Industrial Cities. The combined water-heat network synthesis problem has been formulated into a Mixed Integer Non-Linear Programming (MINLP) and this work describes the various components of the framework needed to handle it. The SA algorithm converges asymptotically across several runs. Apart from the best solution, this tool stores multiple solutions with varying degree of performance. The application of this algorithm has been illustrated with a case study and the benefits of metaheuristics search techniques have been highlighted.

author list (cited authors)

  • Bishnu, S. K., Fouladi, J., Linke, P., & El-Halwagi, M.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Bishnu, Sumit Kr||Fouladi, Jamileh||Linke, Patrick||El-Halwagi, Mahmoud

Book Title

  • 13th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering (PSE 2018)

publication date

  • January 2018