Multi-objective optimization of steam power plants for sustainable generation of electricity

@article{GutirrezArriaga2013MultiobjectiveOO,
  title={Multi-objective optimization of steam power plants for sustainable generation of electricity},
  author={C{\'e}sar Giovani Guti{\'e}rrez-Arriaga and Medardo Serna-Gonz{\'a}lez and Jos{\'e} Mar{\'i}a Ponce-Ortega and Mahmoud M. El-Halwagi},
  journal={Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy},
  year={2013},
  volume={15},
  pages={551-566}
}
A unified framework that combines process simulation and multi-objective optimization is presented to simultaneously maximize the annual profit, while minimizing environmental impact (i.e., greenhouse gas emissions) of steam power plants with fixed flowsheet structures. The proposed methodology includes the selection of suitable primary energy sources (i.e., fossil fuels, biomass, biofuels, and solar energy) for sustainable electricity generation. For solving the problem of optimal selection of… CONTINUE READING