@article{Blau1969GeneralizedPP,
title={Generalized polynomial programming},
author={G. Blau and D. J. Wilde},
journal={Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering},
year={1969},
volume={47},
pages={317-326}
}

Conventional design procedures use physical reasoning to construct equations describing the system. To find the optimal design for some specified performance criterion, it is desirable to change these equations into inequalities so that generalized polynominal programming, a highly nonlinear optimization technique, can be used. For illustration, a chemical reactor system optimal design problem with 11 variables and 8 constraints is formulated as an equality constrained optimization problem… CONTINUE READING