Computer Aided Chemical Engineering
A distributed dynamic model was built using gPROMS 2.3.7 language for an integrated Process including a cogeneration system, a plate heat exchangers set and a salt recrystallization process. It was analyzed the effect of a simulated spray system model on the integrated process, by comparing the global performance of the system with and without sprays. Due to air drift issues, quasi-random time daily profiles for the allowed operation of the spray system (on-off working time periods) were created. Using three distinctive atmospheric scenarios, several ponds spray distributions schemes were analysed. A sensibility analysis of the salt production was considered by changing the brine flow rate fraction entering in the ponds through taps and by sprays. © 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Year of publication: 2007