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Title: One-step approach for heat exchanger network retrofitting using integrated differential evolution
Authors: Zhang, H.
Rangaiah, G.P. 
Keywords: Differential evolution
Global optimization
Heat exchanger network retrofit
Issue Date: 5-Mar-2013
Citation: Zhang, H., Rangaiah, G.P. (2013-03-05). One-step approach for heat exchanger network retrofitting using integrated differential evolution. Computers and Chemical Engineering 50 : 92-104. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Heat exchanger network (HEN) retrofitting is more important and challenging than HEN synthesis since it involves modifying existing network for improved energy efficiency. Additional factors to be considered include spatial constraints, relocation and re-piping costs, reassignment and effective use of existing heat exchanger areas. The previous studies using stochastic global optimization algorithms are mainly focused on two-level approach: the first level uses a stochastic algorithm for optimizing structure, and the second level uses either a stochastic or a deterministic algorithm for optimizing continuous variables. In this study, we propose and test one-step approach where a stochastic global optimization method, namely, integrated differential evolution (IDE), handles both discrete and continuous variables together. Thus, HEN structure and retrofitting model parameters are simultaneously optimized by IDE, which avoids the algorithm trapping at a local optimum and also improves the computational efficiency. Results on HEN applications show that the proposed approach gives better solutions. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.
Source Title: Computers and Chemical Engineering
ISSN: 00981354
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