Minimizing the total annualized cost of “SIDEM” seawater desalination unit

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Title: Minimizing the total annualized cost of “SIDEM” seawater desalination unit
Authors: Ben Hamad, Maha | Ruiz-Femenia, Rubén | Snoussi, Ali | Ben Brahim, Ammar | Caballero, José A.
Research Group/s: Computer Optimization of Chemical Engineering Processes and Technologies (CONCEPT)
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Ingeniería Química
Keywords: Steady state | Multi-effect | Thermal vapor compression | Desalination | Optimization
Knowledge Area: Ingeniería Química
Issue Date: May-2018
Publisher: Desalination Publications
Citation: Desalination and Water Treatment. 2018, 115: 181-193. doi:10.5004/dwt.2018.22467
Abstract: This paper presents a steady state analysis of a multi-effect thermal vapor compression desalination plant (MED-TVC) installed in the Tunisian Chemical Group (GCT) factory. A thermodynamic model includes mass and energy balances of the system are presented. An economic model is developed to estimate the cost of produced water ($/m3). The proposed models to minimize the total annualized cost (TAC) of the desalination unit are based on a combination between the process simulator Aspen HYSYS and Matlab. The effects of the operating parameters variations on the system’s performance were studied. The simulation results show a good agreement with the industrial data of the pilot unit.
Sponsor: This work was supported by the Applied Thermodynamics Research Unit (UR 11ES80) and the University of Gabes (Tunisia).
ISSN: 1944-3994 (Print) | 1944-3986 (Online)
DOI: 10.5004/dwt.2018.22467
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2018 Desalination Publications
Peer Review: si
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