Relevant Publications

Data‚ÄźDriven Mathematical Modeling and Global Optimization Framework for Entire Petrochemical Planning Operations

AIChE Journal 2016

J. Lie X. Xiao F. Boukouvala C.A. Floudas B. Zhao G. Du S. Xu H. Liu

In this work we develop a novel modeling and global optimization-based planning formulation, which predicts product yields and properties for all of the production units within a highly integrated refinery-petrochemical complex. Distillation is modeled using swing-cut theory, while data-based nonlinear…

Relevant Presentations

Data-Driven Modeling and Global Optimization of Industrial-Scale Petrochemical Planning Operations

American Control Conference in Boston, USA

July 07, 2016 at 11.00

Fani Boukouvala Jie Li Xin Xiao Baoguo Zhao Guangming Du Christodoulos A Floudas Hongwei Liu

In this work, we have developed a data-driven model which is used for the optimization of planning operations of a large petrochemical complex, comprising of a petrochemical plant and two ethylene plants. We have developed unit operation models for all…

Planning of Industrial-Scale Integrated Petrochemical Plants Using a Big-Data Analysis and Global Optimization Framework

2015 AIChE Annual Conference in Salon F (Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek)

November 10, 2015 at 12.30

F. Boukouvala J. Li X. Xiao C.A. Floudas

Planning of the production of petrochemical products involves solving large-scale optimization models incorporating information such as: flowsheet topology, process capacity, operating constraints, intermediates and final product quality constraints, and market demand and costs [1-2]. Optimization of planning operations becomes significantly…

Data-Centric Optimization: Methods and Applications

2015 AIChE Annual Meeting in Exhibit Hall 1 (Salt Palace Convention Center)

November 08, 2015

F. Boukouvala

As an engineering community we have been working towards developing detailed mathematical simulation models which accurately capture the behavior of complex systems. This trend is reinforced by our drive to couple multiscale information which ranges from the atomistic and molecular…

Mathematical Modeling and Global Optimization for Entire Petrochemical Planning Operations

2014 AIChE Annual Meeting in Atlanta

November 20, 2014

J. Lie F. Boukouvala X. Xiao C.A. Floudas

In the last twenty years, the petrochemical industry has succeeded by creating markets and supplying them with suitable products used to create goods such as plastics, cosmetics, lubricants, and paints. Petrochemical production begins in a refinery that separates crude oils…