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Record number 509803
Title Optimal Start-Up and Operation Policy for an Ultrafiltration Membrane Unit in Whey Separation The work presented here is generated by the Institute for Sustainable Process Technology (ISPT) project IMPROVISE
Author(s) Bahadir Saltik, M.; Özkan, Leyla; Jacobs, Marc; Padt, Albert van der
Source In: 26th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering. - Elsevier (Computer Aided Chemical Engineering ) - ISBN 9780444634283 - p. 1599 - 1604.
Event 26th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering, Portorož, 2016-06-12/2016-06-15
Department(s) Food Process Engineering
Publication type Contribution in proceedings
Publication year 2016
Keyword(s) MINLP - Optimal Operation - Scheduling - Ultrafiltration membrane systems - Whey separation

Membrane filtration systems are preferred unit operations in industrial applications due to their mild operating conditions. However the performance of a membrane stack drops over time because of the membrane fouling. This decrease is overcomed by introducing clean membrane stacks. The associated scheduling problem, when to include new membrane stacks to the operation, is the main topic of this paper. We construct a dynamic optimization problem to find the optimal time instants of introducing new membrane stacks. Furthermore, the optimal operating pressure profile for the optimal scheduling strategy is constructed from the desired output specifications. The result of the simulation study indicates that the optimal scheduling strategy improves the operation by slowing down the accumulation of fouling.

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