MORENO Marta Susana
Optimal Design of Multiproduct Batch Plants Considering Duplication of Units in Series
MORENO, MARTA SUSANA; IRIBARREN, OSCAR ALBERTO; MONTAGNA, JORGE MARCELO
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH & DESIGN
INST CHEMICAL ENGINEERS
Año: 2009 vol. 87 p. 1497 - 1508
A generalized disjunctive programming (GDP) model for the optimal design of multiproduct batch plants is presented. This general model manages the duplication of units in series to perform a given operation in the process, which is an alternative that has not been considered in previous general approaches. Unlike duplication in parallel, duplication in series is only applicable to some operations which present trade-offs between duplication and other cost-impacting elements in the batch process. In order to use a fixed time and size factor model some assumptions had to be made in the operations that allow the duplication in series. To show the effectiveness of this approach, a plant that produces multiple recombinant proteins is presented and solved.