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Simultaneous mixed-integer disjunctive optimization for synthesis of petroleum refinery topology Processing Alternatives for Naphtha Produced from Atmospheric Distillation Unit

Sabidi, Aida Azwana (2010) Simultaneous mixed-integer disjunctive optimization for synthesis of petroleum refinery topology Processing Alternatives for Naphtha Produced from Atmospheric Distillation Unit. Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In this work, we propose a logic-based modeling technique within a mixed-integer disjunctive superstructure optimization framework on the topological optimization problem for determining the optimal petroleum refinery configuration. We are interested to investigate the use of logic cuts that are linear inequality/equality constraints to the conceptual process synthesis problem of the design of a refinery configuration. The logic cuts are employed in two ways using 0-l variables: ( l) to enforce certain design specifications based on past design experience, engineering knowledge, and heuristics; and (2) to enforce certain structural specifications on the interconnections of the process units. The overall modeling framework conventionally gives rise to a mixedinteger optimization framework, in this case, a mixed-integer linear programming model (because of the linearity of the constraints). But in this work, we elect to adopt a disjunctive programming framework, specifically generalized disjunctive programming (GDP) proposed by Grossmann and co-workers (Grossmann, l. E. (2002). Review of Nonlinear Mixed-Integer and Disjunctive Programming Techniques. Optimization & Engineering, 3, 227.) The proposed GOP-based modeling technique is illustrated on a case study to determine the optimal processing route of naphtha in a refinery using the GAMS/LogMIP platform, which yields practically-acceptable solution. The use of LogMIP obviates the need to reformulate the logic propositions and the overall disjunctive problem into algebraic representations, hence reducing the time involved in the typically time-consuming problem formulation. LogMIP typically leads to less computational time and number of iterations in its computational effort because the associated GDP formulation involves less equations and variables compared to MILP. From the computational experiments, it is found that logical constraints of design specifications and structural specifications potentially play an important role to determine the optimal selection of process units and streams. Hence, in general, the GDP formulation can be improved by adding or eliminating constraits that can accelerate or slow-down the problem solution respectively.

Item Type: Final Year Project
Academic Subject : Academic Department - Chemical Engineering - Separation Process
Subject: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Engineering > Chemical
Depositing User: Users 2053 not found.
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2013 16:48
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2017 09:43
URI: http://utpedia.utp.edu.my/id/eprint/10100

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