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Engineering Practice: Optimize your Process Plant for More than One Objective

| By Elaine S.Q. Lee, Alvin Y.W. Ang and G.P. Rangaiah National University of Singapore

There are many criteria that the engineer considers when optimizing: maximization of product yield or quality; minimization of recycle flow or energy consumption; and economic indicators, such as maximization of profits, net present worth (NPW) and minimization…