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A Reactive Optimization Strategy for the Simultaneous Planning, Scheduling and Control of Short-Period Continuous Reactors
Computers and Chemical Engineering (2014)
  • Miguel A Gutierrez-Limon
  • Antonio Flores-Tlacuahuac
  • Ignacio E Grossmann, Carnegie Mellon University
Abstract
The efficient and economic operation of processing systems ideally requires a simultaneous planning, scheduling and control framework. Even when the optimal simultaneous solution of this problem can result in large scale optimization problems, such a solution can represent economic advantages making feasible its computation using optimization decomposition and/or few operating scenarios. After reducing the complexity of the optimal simultaneous deterministic solution, it becomes feasible to take into account the effect of model and process uncertainties on the quality of the solution. In this work we consider those changes in product demands that take place once the process is already under continuous operation. Therefore, a reactive strategy is proposed to meet the new product demands. Based on an optimization formulation for handling the simultaneous planning, scheduling, and control problem of continuous reactors, we propose a heuristic strategy for dealing with unexpected events that may appear during operation of a plant. Such a strategy consists of the rescheduling of the products that remain to be manufactured after the given disturbance hits the process. Such reactive strategy for dealing with planning, scheduling and control problems under unforeseen events is tested using two continuous chemical reaction systems.
Keywords
  • Planning; Scheduling; Control; Optimization
Disciplines
Publication Date
Winter January 4, 2014
DOI
10.1016/j.compchemeng.2015.09.017
Citation Information
Miguel A Gutierrez-Limon, Antonio Flores-Tlacuahuac and Ignacio E Grossmann. "A Reactive Optimization Strategy for the Simultaneous Planning, Scheduling and Control of Short-Period Continuous Reactors" Computers and Chemical Engineering Vol. 84 (2014) p. 507 - 515
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/miguel_gutierrez-limon/4/