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Analysis, Synthesis, and Design of Chemical Processes, Fourth Edition by Debangsu Bhattacharyya, Joseph A. Shaeiwitz, Wallace B. Whiting, Richard C. Bailie, Richard Turton

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Chapter 14. Process Optimization

What You Will Learn

• Optimization is not an obscure, esoteric concept.

• The terms objective function and decision variable will be defined.

• The concepts of topological and parametric optimization will be defined and the procedures for using them will be covered.

• The approach for single-variable, two-variable, and multivariable optimization will be covered.

• The approach to optimizing batch processes will be covered.

Optimization is the process of improving an existing situation, device, or system such as a chemical process. This chapter presents techniques and strategies to

• Set up an optimization problem

• Quantify the value of a potential improvement

• Identify quickly the potential for improvement ...

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