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Multiobjective multiproduct batch plant design under uncertainty: Application to protein production

Aguilar-Lasserre, Alberto and Alor-Hernández, Giner and Azzaro-Pantel, Catherine and Cortes Robles, Guillermo and Moras-Sánchez, Constantino and Pibouleau, Luc and Posada-Gómez, Rubén Multiobjective multiproduct batch plant design under uncertainty: Application to protein production. (2009) In: 10th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering - PSE2009, 15 August 2009 - 20 August 2009 (Salvador, Brazil).

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The design of batch plants necessary involves how equipment may be utilized, which means that plant scheduling and production must form an integral part of the design problem. The market demand for such products is usually changeable, and at the stage of conceptual design of a batch plant, it is almost impossible to obtain the precise information on the future product demand over the lifetime of the plant. This paper addresses the problem of the optimal design of batch plants with imprecise demands and proposes an alternative treatment of the imprecision by using concepts of fuzzy logic. For this purpose, we extended a Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithm (MOGA) developed in previous works, taking into account simultaneously three criteria, i.e. minimization of the investment cost, the operation cost and the total production time. The case of study is a multiproduct batch plant for the production of proteins taken from the literature. The methodology provides a set of scenarios that are helpful to the decision’s maker and constitutes a very promising framework for taken imprecision into account in new product development stage.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
HAL Id:hal-04088278
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:Other partners > Instituto Tecnologico de Orizaba (MEXICO)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Laboratory name:
Laboratoire de Génie Chimique - LGC (Toulouse, France) - Procédés Systèmes Industriels (PSI)
Deposited On:17 Jul 2009 14:04

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