Optimization of large or complex chemical processes often requires simplifying the system to reduce the mathematics to a form manageable by available algorithms or to reduce the time required to perform the computations. In many cases, such simplification alters the solution of the problem. Flow sheet simulation programs are ideally suited to the study of chemical processes, although the computational time is generally considered excessive for detailed optimization of complex systems by the usual procedures. This paper discusses the modifications needed to apply flow sheet simulation programs to the optimization of chemical processes. The advantages and disadvantages of the use of several optimization algorithms, including stochastic procedures, in this modified program are discussed and examples compared. © 1976, American Chemical Society. All rights reserved.
L. D. Gaines and J. L. Gaddy, "Process Optimization By Flow Sheet Simulation," Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Process Design and Development, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 206 - 211, American Chemical Society, Jan 1976.
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01 Jan 1976