MORENO Marta Susana
Multiperiod Optimization for the Design and Operation of Multiproduct Batch Plants
MORENO, MARTA SUSANA; MONTAGNA, JORGE MARCELO; IRIBARREN, OSCAR ALBERTO
COMPUTERS AND CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Lugar: Amsterdam; Año: 2007 vol. 31 p. 1159 - 1173
This paper presents a general multiperiod optimization model, which simultaneously solves the design and planning decisions in multiproduct batch plants. Therefore, the trade-offs between both problems are taken into account as well as variations due to seasonal effects, demand patterns, etc. From the design point of view, the model is formulated considering batch and semicontinuous units, the allocation of intermediate storage, and structural decisions. Following the usual procurement policy, equipment is provided using discrete sizes. From the planning point of view, the formulation takes into account both products and raw materials inventories, product demands and raw materials supplies that vary seasonally in a multiperiod approach. The objective is the maximization of an economic function, which considers incomes, and both investment and operation costs. A plant that produces five oleoresins in seven stages is used to illustrate this approach.