General methodology for exergy balance in a process simulator

Ali Ghannadzadeh, Raphaele Thery-Hetreux, Olivier Baudouin, Philippe Baudet, Pascal Floquet, Xavier Joulia

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This paper presents a general methodology for exergy balance in chemical and thermal processes in order to be integrated in a process simulator. In this work, as well as using the general expressions for heat and work streams, a new general expression for calculating exergy of material stream in process simulators has been developed. The applicability of the computer-aided exergy balance in a ProSimPlus® is shown through a simple scheme of Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) recovery process from raw natural gas.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Ghannadzadeh, A., Thery-Hetreux, R., Baudouin, O., Baudet, P., Floquet, P., & Joulia, X. (2011). General methodology for exergy balance in a process simulator. In Computer Aided Chemical Engineering (Vol. 29, pp. 1758-1762). Elsevier.