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BISSO: Biomass Interface for Superstructure Simulation and Optimization

Instituto de Ingeniería Química, Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad de la República, Montevideo 11300, Uruguay
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Processes 2019, 7(10), 645; https://doi.org/10.3390/pr7100645
Received: 30 August 2019 / Revised: 15 September 2019 / Accepted: 17 September 2019 / Published: 21 September 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Process Systems Engineering à la Canada)
This paper presents a web-based tool for the optimization of biomass-to-chemicals processing pathways. The tool provides a user-friendly grpahical user interface (GUI) for building a process superstructure, offers the possibility of uploading data from Aspen Plus simulations and generates an optimization code to find the pathway that minimizes the annualized costs or maximizes the net present value. A processing pathway from residues to lactic acid is used to discuss and illustrate the main features of the tool. View Full-Text
Keywords: biomass conversion processes; biorefineries; optimization web-based tool biomass conversion processes; biorefineries; optimization web-based tool
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Mangone, F.; Ferreira, J.; Torres, A.I. BISSO: Biomass Interface for Superstructure Simulation and Optimization. Processes 2019, 7, 645.

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