## Mixed-Integer Nonlinear Optimization in Process Synthesis (1998)

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### BibTeX

@MISC{Adjiman98mixed-integernonlinear,

author = {C. S. Adjiman and C. A. Schweiger and C. A. Floudas},

title = {Mixed-Integer Nonlinear Optimization in Process Synthesis},

year = {1998}

}

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### Abstract

The use of networks allows the representation of a variety of important engineering problems. The treatment of a particular class of network applications, the process synthesis problem, is exposed in this paper. Process Synthesis seeks to develop systematically process flowsheets that convert raw materials into desired products. In recent years, the optimization approach to process synthesis has shown promise in tackling this challenge. It requires the development of a network of interconnected units, the process superstructure, that represents the alternative process flowsheets. The mathematical modeling of the superstructure has a mixed set of binary and continuous variables and results in a mixed-integer optimization model. Due to the nonlinearity of chemical models, these problems are generally classified as Mixed-Integer Nonlinear Programming (MINLP) problems. A number of local optimization algorithms, developed for the solution of this class of problems, are presented in this pap...