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Assessing the sensitivity of water reuse network to noisy using monte carlo simulation

Dominic Chwan Yee, Foo (2004) Assessing the sensitivity of water reuse network to noisy using monte carlo simulation. In: Symposium of Malaysian Chemical Engineer, 2004, Perak.

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For many water-intensive processes, water reuse can reduce water consumption as well as effluent generation. Process integration approach based on graphical pinch methodology for targeting and water network synthesis is often employed. The integrity of water network design to achieve the minimum water targets is highly sensitive to the availability of reliable process data. Existing network design process, however, assume that process data are fixed and well-defined, whereas the actual operating conditions such as water flowrate and the corresponding mass loads may fluctuate over time. These fluctuations in processing conditions can lead to process disruptions and product quality problems. This work demonstrates the use of Monte Carlo simulation in assessing the vulnerability of water reuse networks to noisy mass loads. A case study illustrates the procedure of selecting the most robust network configuration from two alternative designs that achieve comparable water savings.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:process integration, water reuse network, reliability, monte carlo simulation, mass load fluctuation, mass transfer water-using processes
ID Code:20709
Deposited By: Mrs Liza Porijo
Last Modified:28 Dec 2011 15:56

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