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Premises for a combined Exergy and Pinch Optimization within ProSimPlus® simulator

Gourmelon, Stéphane and Thery, Raphaële and Floquet, Pascal and Baudet, Philippe and Baudouin, Olivier Premises for a combined Exergy and Pinch Optimization within ProSimPlus® simulator. (2014) Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, vol. 33. pp. 1507-1512. ISSN 1570-7946

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-63455-9.50086-6

Abstract

The recent increase in fossil fuel prices and the more and more stringent environmental regulations have stimulated the search for further improvements. A short term and sustainable solution consists in improving energy efficiency of industrial processes. To tackle this challenge, a combined exergy and Pinch Analysis has been developed for industrial process’ optimization. To summarize the presented methodology, the Exergy Analysis firstly aims at making a diagnosis of the existing process by identifying the major inefficiencies; then based upon this diagnosis; the Pinch Analysis enables to give concrete solutions to improve its energy efficiency. Moreover, the strength of this work relies in the implementation of this Exergy Analysis and Pinch Analysis methodologies in the process simulation software ProSimPlus® which provides an efficient support to the engineer.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Thanks to Elsevier editor. The definitive version is available at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780444634559500866
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - INPT (FRANCE)
Other partners > ProSim (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UPS (FRANCE)
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Deposited By: Stephane GOURMELON
Deposited On:08 Dec 2014 11:02

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