Considering Physical Property Uncertainties in Process Design

Mordechai Shacham, Neima Brauner, Michael B. Cutlip

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A systematic procedure has been developed for process unit design based on the " worst case" combination of physical property values and other process variables that are bounded within uncertainty limits. This new procedure has been implemented using Polymath™ and MATLAB® for the design of a heat exchanger and tubular reactor. It is shown that there is no simple relationship between the magnitude of the uncertainties and the overdesign needed; thus the use of the systematic procedure is recommended.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
PublisherElsevier B.V.
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2012

Publication series

NameComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
ISSN (Print)1570-7946


  • Bounded variables
  • Parameter uncertainty
  • Process design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


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