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International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering

Ed. by de Lasa, Hugo / Xu, Charles Chunbao

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Wastewater Minimisation Using a Heuristic Procedure

Zhi-Yong Liu1 / Zisheng Jason Zhang2 / Linna Hu3 / Zhaoliang Wu4

1Hebei University of Technology,

2University of Ottawa,

3Hebei University of Technology,

4Hebei University of Technology,

Citation Information: International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering. Volume 2, Issue 1, ISSN (Online) 1542-6580, DOI: 10.2202/1542-6580.1150, September 2004

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Published Online:
2004-09-06

A two-stage procedure is proposed for the minimisation of wastewater. In the first stage, heuristic rules are used to find the initial feasible flowsheet; in the second stage, the flow rates of streams in the initial flowsheet are determined by mass balance of the contaminants. The operations considered in this work include re-use, regeneration, mixing and bypassing of water streams. The proposed procedure is simple and the results of the examples studied are comparable with or better than those found in the literature.

Keywords: Wastewater; wastewater minimisation; heuristic procedure

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