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Framework for optimization and scheduling of a copper production plant

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Details

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication26th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering, 2016
PublisherElsevier Science B.V.
Pages1243-1248
Number of pages6
Volume38
ISBN (Print)9780444634283
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jun 2016
Publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book
EventEUROPEAN SYMPOSIUM ON COMPUTER AIDED PROCESS ENGINEERING -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

Publication series

NameComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
ISSN (Print)1570-7946

Conference

ConferenceEUROPEAN SYMPOSIUM ON COMPUTER AIDED PROCESS ENGINEERING
Period1/01/00 → …

Abstract

This work presents a nonlinear optimization and scheduling approach applied to a copper production plant. The solution maximizes smelting furnace production and provides valid converting schedules by simulating the evolution of the process over the optimization horizon. The production process is briefly described and the main models used to predict and calculate furnace and converter parameters are detailed. Though the solution is concentrated on the main elements, copper and iron, the optimization framework enables easy future augmentation with more complex models. A schedule optimization case is presented.

Keywords

  • copper smelting, modelling, nonlinear optimization, Scheduling

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