Multi-technology separation network synthesis

Garry S.P. Taifan, Christos T. Maravelias

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Considering multiple technologies when synthesizing separation networks can lead to a more efficient separation. We present a superstructure-based approach to synthesize separation networks while considering multiple technologies. The approach uses key separation properties to generate potential separation sequences for each technology and employs richly connected superstructure to represent numerous potential configurations. Using a generalized problem statement, the proposed model can handle variable inlet and outlet streams thereby allowing the coupling with reactor network synthesis models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
PublisherElsevier B.V.
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Jan 2023
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
ISSN (Print)1570-7946

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


  • global optimization
  • process synthesis
  • separation
  • superstructure


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