Design of water utilization systems in process plants with a single contaminant

Mariano Savelski, Miguel Bagajewicz

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This paper illustrates necessary conditions of optimality for single component water-using networks in process plants. These necessary conditions correspond to the optimal water allocation planning (WAP) problem that considers wastewater reuse on the basis of a single contaminant and where the objective is to minimize the total water intake. The conditions under which degenerate solutions are possible are also identified. Examples are discussed. A method that can be implemented by hand is also provided. Copyright (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)659-664
Number of pages6
JournalWaste Management
Issue number8
StatePublished - Dec 2000
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd Conference on Process Integration Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction (PRES'99) - Budapest, Hung
Duration: May 31 1999Jun 2 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Waste Management and Disposal


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