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Assessing options for process changes via water cascade analysis

Abdul Manan, Zainuddin and Foo, C. Y. (2003) Assessing options for process changes via water cascade analysis. Journal of the Institute of Materials Malaysia . pp. 21-32.

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Abstract

Water Cascade Analysis (WCA) is a newly developed technique to establish the minimum water and wastewater targets for water-using processes. The WCA is a numerical alternative to the graphical water targeting technique known as the water surplus diagram. By eliminating the tedious iterative steps of the water surplus diagram, the WCA can quickly yield accurate water targets and pinch point locations for a water network. In this work, WCA is utilised to assess options for process changes in a water network. A case study on water minimisation involving acrylonitrile production (El-Halwagi, 1997) is used to illustrate the developed procedure.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:water minimisation, water cascade analysis, process changes, water regeneration, equipment modifications
Subjects:T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions:Chemical Engineering
ID Code:12559
Deposited By: Ms Zalinda Shuratman
Deposited On:09 Jun 2011 05:54
Last Modified:09 Jun 2011 05:54

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