Optimization Of The Sulfuric Acid Process With A Flowsheet Simulator
The sulfuric acid process is one of the oldest and most common in the chemical industry. Due to stricter pollution regulations, this process has recently received broader application to the production of sulfuric acid from SO2 in the waste gases from metallurgical roasting. Little work has been reported on the economic optimization of the sulfuric acid process, particularly for metallurgical operations. This paper presents a method for simulation and optimization of the sulfuric acid process using the PROPS simulation model and the adaptive random search algorithm. Optimal results are presented for plants to handle various SO2 gas strengths and to meet different pollution regulations. The effectiveness of the optimization is measured by comparing the cost of the simulation and optimization study with the improvement in annual earnings for older, near optimal, plants and modern facilities. © 1980.
F. J. Doering and J. L. Gaddy, "Optimization Of The Sulfuric Acid Process With A Flowsheet Simulator," Computers and Chemical Engineering, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 113 - 122, Elsevier, Jan 1980.
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01 Jan 1980