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Synthesis of Heat Exchanger Networks Using Combination of Stochastic and Deterministic Algorithms . JEM. 2018; 8 (1)
URL: http://energy.kashanu.ac.ir/article-1-672-en.html

Optimization of the utility consumption (steam and cooling water) is an important part for optimization of process operating cost. To this end, the heat exchanger networks (HEN) is investigated in a process manner. Different approaches is presented for synthesis of HEN in which stochastic algorithms have received more attention recently. In this paper a combination of Ant Colony Optimization (ACO) as a stochastic algorithm and Nelder-Mead simplex algorithm as a deterministic algorithm is used for optimization of heat exchangers network. ACO was presented originally for problems with discrete variables and here it is used in the same way. To prove effectiveness of presented method, two case studies are solved and results are compared with that of other methods.

Type of Study: Research | Subject: Chemical Engineering

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