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IJCEA 2013 Vol.4(4): 224-228 ISSN: 2010-0221
DOI: 10.7763/IJCEA.2013.V4.300

Composite Table Algorithm - A Powerful Hybrid Pinch Targeting Method for Various Problems in Water Integration

R. Parand, H. M. Yao, M. O. Tadé, and V. Pareek
Abstract—Water management has become a very vital issue due to stringent environmental regulations and rising cost of water resources. Pinch analysis provides a conceptual approach for water network synthesis. Targeting is the first stage in most pinch analysis techniques to provide the baseline for detailed water network design. Although Water Cascade Analysis and Material Recovery Pinch Diagram methods have been developed to handle diverse water network problems, Composite Table Algorithm (CTA) is another water pinch targeting tool with its unique combination of both numerical and graphical characteristics. CTA was originally developed for fixed flow rate problems. In this work, the applicability of CTA for various water network problems such as fixed load, mixed fixed load and fixed flow rate, multiple pinch, and threshold problem is discussed. To facilitate, the approach has been programed in MATLAB and results obtained are validated by comparing with literature.

Index Terms—Pinch analysis, pure utility, targeting, water minimization

The authors are with the Department of Chemical Engineering, Curtin University, GPO Box U1987, Perth, WA 6845 (e-mail: h.yao@curtin.edu.au).

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Cite:R. Parand, H. M. Yao, M. O. Tadé, and V. Pareek, "Composite Table Algorithm - A Powerful Hybrid Pinch Targeting Method for Various Problems in Water Integration," International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications vol. 4, no. 4 pp. 224-228, 2013.

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