A new hybrid numerical approach, using Weighted Sum of Squared Objective Functions (WSSOF) algorithm, was developed for multiresponses optimization of carbon dioxide oxidative coupling of methane (CO2 OCM). The optimization was aimed to obtain optimal process parameters and catalyst compositions with high catalytic performances. The hybrid numerical approach combined the single-response modeling and optimization using Response Surface Methodology (RSM) and WSSOF technique of multi-responses optimization. The hybrid algorithm resulted in Pareto-optimal solutions and an additional criterion was proposed over the solutions to obtain a final unique optimal solution. The simultaneous maximum responses of C2 selectivity and yield were obtained at the corresponding optimal independent variables. The results of the multi-response optimization could be used to facilitate in recommending the suitable operating conditions and catalyst compositions for the CO2 OCM process.
- Weighted Sum of Squared Objective Functions,
- CO2 OCM process,
- Multi-responses optimization,
- Pareto-optimal solutions
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