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Review of Optimization Techniques for Retrofitting Batch Plants

Azzaro-Pantel, Catherine Review of Optimization Techniques for Retrofitting Batch Plants. (2016) In: Chemical Process Retrofitting and Revamping. Wiley, 223-247. ISBN 978-1-119-01633-5

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119016311.ch8


Retrofitting is particularly important for batch processes, which have to face fluctuations in production demand, new product manufacturing and shortened time‐to‐market periods. Despite its significance and importance, review of the dedicated literature shows that retrofitting has received much less attention than have design problems, which can be considered as a paradoxical situation since process retrofit occurs more frequently than does process design in industrial practice. The motivation for the retrofit problem has been first provided by the industrial environment. Yet, the development of retrofit design strategies is challenging for academic research, with specific features compared with the design problem. The chapter deals with a number of retrofit issues dedicated to batch plants. It is focused on the methods and tools used to solve the batch plant retrofit problem that have been developed by the process systems engineering community in the last few decades. Similarities and differences with the design problem are emphasized. Conclusions and directions for future research are proposed, highlighting the need for more robust retrofit strategies embedding a multi‐criteria decision approach.

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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
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