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From conceptual design to process design optimization: a review on flowsheet synthesis

Abstract : This paper presents the authors’ perspectives on some of the open questions and opportunities in Process Systems Engineering (PSE) focusing on process synthesis. A general overview of process synthesis is given, and the difference between Conceptual Design (CD) and Process Design (PD) is presented using an original ternary diagram. Then, a bibliometric analysis is performed to place major research team activities in the latter. An analysis of ongoing work is conducted and some perspectives are provided based on the analysis. This analysis includes symbolic knowledge representation concepts and inference techniques, i.e., ontology, that is believed to become useful in the future. Future research challenges that process synthesis will have to face, such as biomass transformation, shale production, response to spaceflight demand, modular plant design, and intermittent production of energy, are also discussed.
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Ludovic Montastruc, Ségolène Belletante, Alexandre Pagot, Stéphane Negny, Ludovic Raynal. From conceptual design to process design optimization: a review on flowsheet synthesis. Oil & Gas Science and Technology - Revue d'IFP Energies nouvelles, Institut Français du Pétrole, 2019, 74, pp.80. ⟨10.2516/ogst/2019048⟩. ⟨hal-02355169⟩

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