Effect of multiple water resources in a flexible-schedule batch water network

Effect of multiple water resources in a flexible-schedule batch water network The operating cost of a water network can be significantly reduced via utilization of multiple water resources. In a batch process, scheduling plays a vital role towards resource conservation. This work analyzes the effect of multiple water resources on a batch water network schedule. It is proven that, in minimizing the operating cost of a batch water network, the exact schedule that leads to the minimum operating cost for multiple water resources also applies to systems involving a single water resource. This leads to a vital theorem that, once the optimum schedule for a single resource leading to the minimum operating cost is obtained, the same schedule can be applied for problems involving multiple resources. The findings in this paper have provided a simplified conceptual approach of dealing with scheduling problems with multiple water resources. Applicability of the proposed theorem is demonstrated via an illustrative example. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Cleaner Production Elsevier

Effect of multiple water resources in a flexible-schedule batch water network

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd
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0959-6526
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10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.03.018
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Abstract

The operating cost of a water network can be significantly reduced via utilization of multiple water resources. In a batch process, scheduling plays a vital role towards resource conservation. This work analyzes the effect of multiple water resources on a batch water network schedule. It is proven that, in minimizing the operating cost of a batch water network, the exact schedule that leads to the minimum operating cost for multiple water resources also applies to systems involving a single water resource. This leads to a vital theorem that, once the optimum schedule for a single resource leading to the minimum operating cost is obtained, the same schedule can be applied for problems involving multiple resources. The findings in this paper have provided a simplified conceptual approach of dealing with scheduling problems with multiple water resources. Applicability of the proposed theorem is demonstrated via an illustrative example.

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Journal of Cleaner ProductionElsevier

Published: Jul 1, 2016

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