The objective of this paper is to present a general problem formulation and a general methodology for the synthesis of batch operations and the operational design of individual batch processes, such as mixing, reaction and separation. The general methodology described supplies the batch routes, which is the sequence of batch operations performed in order to achieve a specific objective. Important features of the methodology are a set of rule-based algorithms that provide the operational model of the units. Such an algorithm is highlighted, together with the associated rules, for the operational design of batch reactors. A case study involving the feasible operation of a batch reactor with multiple desirable and undesirable reactions and operational constraints is presented. Application results including verification of the generated operational sequences (alternatives) through dynamic simulation are presented.
Computer-aided Chemical Engineering, 2002, p. 289-294
Main Research Area:
Computer - Aided Chemical Engineering
12th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering, 2002