Optimal synthesis of serial particulate recovery schemes

dc.contributor.advisorMotard, Rodolphe L.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberAndrews, John F.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHenley, Ernest J.
dc.creatorNath, Ravindra, 1932-
dc.description.abstractA procedure for synthesis of multistage acyclic systems is described. In such problems the "number of stages" is a discrete variable to be determined. This problem is solved by comparing the optimum design for various values of "number of stages" till a local minimum is detected. The optimum design for a given number of stages is determined by the Forward Dynamic Programming algorithm. Synthesis of Air Pollution Control Equipment Schemes is used to illustrate the method. The cost-efficiency data for each equipment type is collected by parametric studies, the parameters being the dust distribution, inlet flow rate, and the desired collection efficiency. This data is analysed to determine, for each equipment type, a region of feasibility in removing particulate matter from a given stream. If an equipment is outside the region of feasibility for a particular operation, it can be rejected apriori without performing calculations by CEDA. Conservative criteria based on the above, are determined for apriori selection of equipments for a specified stream. This selection reduces the computation time considerably.
dc.description.departmentChemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Department of
dc.format.digitalOriginreformatted digital
dc.rightsThis item is protected by copyright but is made available here under a claim of fair use (17 U.S.C. Section 107) for non-profit research and educational purposes. Users of this work assume the responsibility for determining copyright status prior to reusing, publishing, or reproducing this item for purposes other than what is allowed by fair use or other copyright exemptions. Any reuse of this item in excess of fair use or other copyright exemptions requires express permission of the copyright holder.
dc.subjectPollution control equipment--Simulation methods.
dc.titleOptimal synthesis of serial particulate recovery schemes
thesis.degree.collegeCullen College of Engineering
thesis.degree.departmentChemical Engineering, Department of
thesis.degree.disciplineChemical Engineering
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Houston
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science


Original bundle

Now showing 1 - 1 of 1
Thumbnail Image
6.69 MB
Adobe Portable Document Format