A P-graph model for the synthesis of tri-generation systems for multi-period operation

Gonzales, Veronica; Aviso, Kathleen; Tan, Raymond

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    The progressive development of renewable energy technologies is attributed to the growing energy demand and the depletion of non-renewable resources. Renewable energy technologies are usually characterized by intermittent availability of resources, affecting the capability of energy systems to meet projected energy demands. Tri-generation, or the simultaneous generation of three energy types, becomes a potential solution wherein integration of renewable energy technologies is used to maximize resource efficiency. Synthesizing these systems will require the consideration of techno-economic data and the use of computer-aided techniques to facilitate optimization and design. Mixed-Integer Linear Programming is a commonly used technique for Process Network Synthesis, but its application to complex problems becomes problematic due to numerous alternatives and parameter variations. The Process graph framework offers a less laborious option with its unambiguous representation of process systems, utilizing three algorithms in generating all combinatorially feasible solutions that present the user with both optimal and near-optimal solutions. These become helpful in decision-making especially when factors such as those impossible to be captured mathematically need to be considered. This work presents a P-graph model developed for the synthesis and design of multi-period, biomass-fired, tri-generation systems with a case study for power generation in the Philippines to demonstrate its capabilities.
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    2021-05-13 05:01