A Multi-stage and Multi-level Computer Aided Framework for Sustainable Process Intensification

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Ensuring sustainability during production of chemicals and related products has become an ever-growing challenge due to rising demand for sustainability. Thus, there is a need to look for innovative solutions that are not only economic and efficient but also sustainable. Process intensification as an integrated part of process synthesis & design has the potential to determine more sustainable and innovative solutions. In this paper, a multi-stage and multi-level computer aided framework to perform sustainable process synthesis, design and intensification is presented. The framework employs a phenomena-based technique, which is capable of generating innovative, more sustainable and non-trade off solutions for any existing process flowsheet or a totally new process. In this paper, the framework is further extended in terms of application range validated through a case study for production of bio (enzyme-based conversion) succinic acid from multiple feed options. The case study highlights the generation of a novel superstructure of alternatives, from which an optimal processing route under different scenarios is determined. This optimal processing route is further improved through phenomena-based technique to generate innovative, more sustainable and intensified alternatives for the production of bio succinic acid.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 28th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering – ESCAPE 28
EditorsAnton Friedl, Jiří J. Klemeš, Stefan Radl, Petar S. Varbanov, Thomas Wallek
Publication date2018
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-444-64235-6
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event28th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering (Escape 28) - Graz, Austria
Duration: 10 Jun 201813 Jun 2018


Conference28th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering (Escape 28)
SeriesComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
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    Research areas

  • Process intensification, Computer-aided framework, Sustainable solutions

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