Masters Theses

Abstract

"A study of the return-on-investment (ROI) surfaces for a single reactor chemical plant (Westbrook (8)) with a discontinuous investment function confirms its unimodality in the valid region. In both cases studied, the return-on-investment surfaces rise smoothly to the adiabatic boundary from a singular flow rate below which two of the component flow are not physically realizable. The optimum is located on the adiabatic boundary.

Comparison with these surfaces shows that using linear regression to obtain the parameters for an algebraic simulation of investment does not yield ROI values acceptably near the optimal. However, an heuristic approach, which assumes that minimizing the recycle heat exchanger area requires the optimal design to lie on the adiabatic boundary, was correct"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Crosser, Orrin K.

Committee Member(s)

Gaddy, J. L.
Rigler, A. K.

Department(s)

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s)

La Universidad de Costa Rica

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1974

Pagination

vi, 47 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (page 29).

Rights

© 1974 Jose Antonio Martinez-Ortiz Casas, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Restricted Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Response surfaces (Statistics) -- Computer simulation
Chemical plants -- Design and construction -- Costs
Chemical plants -- Costs
Rate of return -- Computer simulation

Thesis Number

T 2963

Print OCLC #

6023799

Electronic OCLC #

913239369

Link to Catalog Record

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http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b1066915~S5

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