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@article{(International Science Index):http://waset.org/publications/14318,
  title    = {Study on the Optimization of Completely Batch Water-using Network with Multiple Contaminants Considering Flow Change},
  author    = {Jian Du and  Shui Hong Hong and  Lu Meng and  Qing Wei Meng},
  country   = {},
  abstract  = {This work addresses the problem of optimizing
completely batch water-using network with multiple contaminants
where the flow change caused by mass transfer is taken into
consideration for the first time. A mathematical technique for
optimizing water-using network is proposed based on
source-tank-sink superstructure. The task is to obtain the freshwater
usage, recycle assignments among water-using units, wastewater
discharge and a steady water-using network configuration by
following steps. Firstly, operating sequences of water-using units are
determined by time constraints. Next, superstructure is simplified by
eliminating the reuse and recycle from water-using units with
maximum concentration of key contaminants. Then, the non-linear
programming model is solved by GAMS (General Algebra Model
System) for minimum freshwater usage, maximum water recycle and
minimum wastewater discharge. Finally, numbers of operating periods
are calculated to acquire the steady network configuration. A case
study is solved to illustrate the applicability of the proposed approach.},
    journal   = {International Journal of Mathematical, Computational, Physical, Electrical and Computer Engineering},  volume    = {6},
  number    = {8},
  year      = {2012},
  pages     = {1018 - 1022},
  ee        = {http://waset.org/publications/14318},
  url       = {http://waset.org/Publications?p=68},
  bibsource = {http://waset.org/Publications},
  issn      = {PISSN:2010-376X, EISSN:2010-3778},
  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
  index     = {International Science Index 68, 2012},