Process network synthesis for benzaldehyde production: P-graph approach

Jean Pimentel Losada, Istvan Heckl, Botond Bertok, Ferenc Friedler, Juan C. Garcia-Ojeda, Andres Argoti

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Benzaldehyde is a chemical of significant importance in a variety of industries, which is mainly manufactured from toluene. In this work, authors develop process flowsheets in terms of profit for the production of benzaldehyde from toluene via process-network synthesis by deploying an algorithmic method based on P-graphs. First, the best reaction combination for the production process in terms of profit is obtained. Second, a set of operating units that can perform the process is identified; the corresponding maximal structure is constructed with the P-graph representations of these operating units. Third, the optimal and near-optimal flowsheets in terms of profit are algorithmically identified from the maximal structure.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChemical Engineering Transactions
EditorsXia Liu, Petar Sabev Varbanov, Jiri Jaromir Klemes, Sharifah Rafidah Wan Alwi, Jun Yow Yong
PublisherItalian Association of Chemical Engineering - AIDIC
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9788895608365
StatePublished - Oct 2015
Externally publishedYes


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