SCOPES – Computer Aided Process Engineering applied to energy, water, and waste reduction during process design and operation

Source: Swiss National Fund (SNF)

Partners: University of Maribor

This project addresses the development of computer aided process system engineering methodologies applied to energy, water, and waste reduction during the process design and operation. In particular, it addresses the synthesis and optimization of the combined network consisting of water network, wastewater treatment network and heat exchanger network in order to systematically explore all possible interconnections between as well as within networks and propose optimal solutions of network designs with minimum freshwater and hot and cold utility consumption as well as minimum wastewater generation.

As several input data are subjected to fluctuations and uncertainty, we will incorporate the approaches for considering uncertainty during the synthesis and design of combined networks, thus generating flexible and operable process solutions. The relations between the economic, operational and environmental efficiencies of the proposed designs will be taken into account in order to improve the competitiveness and sustainability of designs. The tools for multi-objective optimization will be developed for generating the sets of compromise solutions regarding the profitability and environmental influences of the combined networks. 

SCOPES

E. Ahmetović, N. Ibrić, Z. Kravanja, and I. E. Grossmann, “Water and energy integration: A comprehensive literature review of non-isothermal water network synthesis,” Computers & Chemical Engineering, vol. 82, pp. 144–171, Nov. 2015.

Contact: Maziar Kermani

Publications list:

Thermal profile construction for energy-intensive industrial sectors

I. D. Kantor; A. S. Wallerand; M. Kermani; H. E. Bütün; A. Santecchia et al. 

2018. 31st International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, Guimaraes, Portugal, June 17-22, 2018.

Synthesis of Heat-Integrated Water Allocation Networks: A Meta-Analysis of Solution Strategies and Network Features

M. Kermani; I. Kantor; F. Maréchal 

Energies. 2018. Vol. 11, num. 5, p. 1158. DOI : 10.3390/en11051158.

Generic superstructure synthesis of organic Rankine cycles for waste heat recovery in industrial processes

M. Kermani; A. S. Wallerand; I. D. Kantor; F. Maréchal 

Applied Energy. 2018. Vol. 212, p. 1203-1225. DOI : 10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.12.094.

A Hybrid Methodology for Combined Interplant Heat, Water, and Power Integration

M. Kermani; A. S. Wallerand; I. D. Kantor; F. Maréchal 

2017. 27th European Symposium On Computer Aided Process Engineering, Barcelona, Spain, October 1-5, 2017. DOI : 10.1016/B978-0-444-63965-3.50330-5.

Synthesis of single and interplant non-isothermal water networks

N. Ibric; E. Ahmetovic; Z. Kravanja; F. Marechal; M. Kermani 

Journal Of Environmental Management. 2017. Vol. 203, p. 1095-1117. DOI : 10.1016/j.jenvman.2017.05.001.

Simultaneous optimisation of Multiple-Effect Evaporation Systems and Heat Exchanger Network

E. Ahmetović; M. Suljkanović; Z. Kravanja; F. Maréchal; N. Ibrić et al. 

2017. 20th Conference on Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction (PRES'17), Tianjin, China, August 21-24, 2017.

A novel MILP approach for simultaneous optimization of water and energy: Application to a Canadian softwood Kraft pulping mill

M. Kermani; Z. Perin-Levasseur; M. Benali; L. Savulescu; F. Marechal 

Computers & Chemical Engineering. 2017. Vol. 102, p. 238-257. DOI : 10.1016/j.compchemeng.2016.11.043.

Simultaneous synthesis of non-isothermal water networks integrated with process streams

N. Ibric; E. Ahmetović; Z. Kravanja; F. Maréchal; M. Kermani 

Journal of Energy. 2017. 

Combined water and energy integration in industrial processes with restricted connections

M. Kermani; I. D. Kantor; F. Maréchal 

2016. 2016 AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francesco, CA, USA, November 11-18, 2016.

Analysis, Synthesis and Optimization of Multiple-Effect Evaporation Systems using Mathematical Programming

E. Ahmetović; M. Suljkanović; Z. Kravanja; F. Maréchal; N. Ibrić et al. 

2016. 2016 AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francesco, CA, USA, November 11-18, 2016.

Synthesis of non-isothermal water networks including process hot and cold streams

N. Ibrić; E. Ahmetović; Z. Kravanja; F. Maréchal; M. Kermani 

2016. 2nd South East European Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (SDEWES), Piran, Slovenia, June 15–18,2016.

Synthesis of non‒isothermal interplant water networks

N. Ibrić; E. Ahmetović; Z. Kravanja; F. Maréchal; M. Kermani 

2016. 2nd South East European Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (SDEWES), Piran, Slovenia, June 15–18,2016.

Applications of Pinch Analysis and Mathematical Programming Methods for Synthesizing Non-Isothermal Water Networks

E. Ahmetović; Z. Kravanja; F. Maréchal; N. Ibrić; M. Kermani 

2015. 2015 AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, USA, November 8-13, 2015.

An Improved Linear Programming Approach for Simultaneous Optimization of Water and Energy

M. Kermani; Z. Périn-Levasseur; M. Benali; L. Savulescu; F. Maréchal 

2014.  p. 1561-1566. DOI : 10.1016/B978-0-444-63455-9.50095-7.

The SP2 SCOPES Project on Speech Prosody

G. Szaszak; T. Gabor Csapo; P. N. Garner; B. Gerazov; Z. Ivanovski et al. 

2014. DOGS2014 - Digital speech and image processing.