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dc.contributor.advisorEl-Halwagi, Mahmoud
dc.creatorHarell, Dustin Ashley
dc.date.accessioned2004-09-30T02:04:17Z
dc.date.available2004-09-30T02:04:17Z
dc.date.created2005-05
dc.date.issued2004-09-30
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/485
dc.description.abstractThroughout the process industry, the conservation and allocation of mass and energy resources plays a pivotal role in the site wide optimization of a plant. Typically, raw materials are transformed into products, byproducts and wastes through pathways involving heating/cooling, pressure changes, mixing, reactions and separations. These pathways often require the addition or removal of energy from the system. The optimal management of such a system therefore requires conserving resources through the appropriate allocation of materials and energy. In a typical plant, there are both mass and energy objectives that require optimization. This dissertation will focus on optimizing the mass and energy resources present in a utility system. This will entail developing a novel framework of techniques to: target and design steam cogeneration networks while minimizing fuel requirements, identifying and utilizing sources of waste heat and incorporating heat pipes to enhance heat exchange networks. Additionally, a specific case of waste recovery will be examined when properties are the primary concern.en
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dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherTexas A&M University
dc.subjectCogenerationen
dc.subjectTargetingen
dc.subjectProcess Integrationen
dc.titleResource conservation and allocation via process integrationen
dc.typeBooken
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentChemical Engineeringen
thesis.degree.disciplineChemical Engineeringen
thesis.degree.grantorTexas A&M Universityen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberCurry, Guy
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMannan, Sam
dc.contributor.committeeMemberGlover, Charles
dc.type.genreElectronic Dissertationen
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