Provided by: International Journal of Computer Applications
Date Added: Oct 2014
Absorption, stripping, extraction, leaching, adsorption, and ion exchange; all are the indispensable mass exchange operations used in chemical industries. The purpose of Mass-Exchange Networks (MENs) is to use mass (e.g., water) more efficiently, decreasing simultaneously the waste discharged to the environment and the raw material used and thus optimizing the cost of operation by minimizing treatment of waste cost and utility cost. It is widely accepted that synthesis of mass exchange network is important in achieving minimum Total Annualized Cost (TAC) for pollution prevention.