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International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering

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Wastewater Minimisation Using a Heuristic Procedure

Zhi-Yong Liu
  • 1Hebei University of Technology,
/ Zisheng Jason Zhang
  • 2University of Ottawa,
/ Linna Hu
  • 3Hebei University of Technology,
/ Zhaoliang Wu
  • 4Hebei University of Technology,
Published Online: 2004-09-06 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2202/1542-6580.1150

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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Published Online: 2004-09-06

Citation Information: International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering, ISSN (Online) 1542-6580, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2202/1542-6580.1150.

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