This project addresses the development of computer aided process system engineering methodologies applied to energy, water, and waste reduction during the process design and operation. In particular, it addresses the synthesis and optimization of the combined network consisting of water network, wastewater treatment network and heat exchanger network in order to systematically explore all possible interconnections between as well as within networks and propose optimal solutions of network designs with minimum freshwater and hot and cold utility consumption as well as minimum wastewater generation.
E. Ahmetović, N. Ibrić, Z. Kravanja, and I. E. Grossmann, “Water and energy integration: A comprehensive literature review of non-isothermal water network synthesis,” Computers & Chemical Engineering, vol. 82, pp. 144–171, Nov. 2015.
Contact: Maziar Kermani