A Novel Scheduling Approach to Waste Minimization in Process Industry
Waste minimization opportunities could be of great importance for decreasing the waste pollution load and production costs. A formulation of multi-objective optimization problems is proposed for the optimal design of chemical processes with waste minimization. As an illustrating example, a problem of optimal design of multipurpose chemical processes was solved. The approach developed is shown to be effective for solving problems of optimal design of chemical processes with waste minimization.
Donald C. Wunsch II, Honghua Tan, Dehuai Zeng, Qi Luo
X. Q. Zhao "A Novel Scheduling Approach to Waste Minimization in Process Industry", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 121-122, pp. 143-147, 2010