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Title Integration of superstructure-based optimization and semantic models for the synthesis of reactor networks
Document Type Article
Year 2009
Authors Labrador-Darder, C., Cecelja, F., Kokossis, A.C., Linke, P.
Source Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, vol.26, p.865-870
Keywords ontology; Optimisation; reactor networks; superstructure
Abstract The paper presents a novel framework for the optimisation and synthesis of complex reactor networks that combines superstructure-based optimisation, semantic models and analytical tools. The work addresses the representation and extraction of process synthesis knowledge during the optimisation process with the purpose to simplify and interpret design results. The simplification is achieved with a gradual evolution of the superstructure and corresponding adjustments of the optimisation search. The interpretation is accomplished with the use of analytical tools to translate data into descriptive terms understood by users. Means of analysis include dynamic ontologies populated by computer experiments and continuously upgraded in the course of optimisation. © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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