Design of separation trains and reaction-separation networks using stochastic optimization methods

E. Marcoulaki, Patrick Linke, A. Kokossis

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The paper presents a vector representation for simulated annealing problems in separation. The approach enables the use of rigorous models in the optimization. The representation accounts for the development of moves with ease and efficiency. The vector co-ordinates the perturbations and the evolution of states, and is combined with operational moves with adjustable controls. The representation applies to separation related problems and the paper illustrates applications in separation sequencing and reaction-separation systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-32
Number of pages8
JournalChemical Engineering Research and Design
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes



  • Optimization
  • Reaction-separation
  • Separation
  • Synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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