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Unformatted text preview: them to optimize their water usage and treatment networks. The mathematical algorithms used in the GAMS interface optimize the water network for a refinery which operates six water using units. Values are assigned to the units as inherent parameters. These parameters include the maximum inlet and outlet concentrations in the water stream, and the process mass loads of the contaminants. Four different algorithms were investigated in the study. Results are compared to values presented in a previous study and these results indicate a wide range of use for the algorithms. An algorithm is written to verify the basic use of the models, two are written to incorporate a minimum flow rate standard, and a last model is written to incorporate regeneration into the system. Finally, robustness studies are carried out to verify the models flexibility....
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- Spring '10
- Chemical Engineering