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MILP model for emergy optimization in EIP water networks


Taskhiri, MS and Tan, RR and Chiu, ASF, MILP model for emergy optimization in EIP water networks, Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, 13, (5) pp. 703-712. ISSN 1618-954X (2011) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/s10098-010-0341-1


The eco-industrial park (EIP) concept provides a framework in which several plants can cooperate with each other and exchange their wastewater to minimize total freshwater consumption. Emergy analysis is a methodology that considers the total, cumulative energy which has been consumed within a system; thus, by minimizing emergy, an environmentally optimal EIP can be designed. This article presents a mixed-integer linear programming (MILP) model for minimizing emergy of an interplant water network in an EIP. The methodology accounts for the environmental impacts of water use, energy consumption, and capital goods within the EIP in a balanced manner. The proposed technique is then demonstrated by solving a case study from literature.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:emergy, eco-industrial park, mixed integerlinear programming, water reuse network
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Other engineering
Research Field:Other engineering not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Other environmental management
Objective Field:Other environmental management not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Taskhiri, MS (Dr Mohammad Sadegh Taskhiri)
ID Code:112013
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:24
Deposited By:Office of the School of Engineering
Deposited On:2016-10-21
Last Modified:2017-11-06

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