Handbook of CO₂ in Power Systems

Part of the series Energy Systems pp 373-391


Operation System Optimization

  • Haslenda HashimAffiliated withFaculty of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Email author 
  • , Shuhaimi MahadzirAffiliated withDepartment of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS
  • , Woon Kok SinAffiliated withCivil and Environmental Engineering Department Hong Kong, University of Science and Technology
  • , Mahmoud AhmedAffiliated withDepartment of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS

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This chapter presents a new advancement in energy minimization and CO2 mitigation research. It describes the development of a combined technique to simultaneously synthesize energy recovery network and offers fuel switching options to satisfy CO2 emission reduction target using graphical and mathematical programming approaches. The approach is illustrated using petroleum refinery and palm oil refining process as the case study. The application of this technique yields significant CO2 emission reduction with short payback period with or without clean development mechanism (CDM).


Fuel switching Emission reduction Palm oil refinery Petroleum refinery Graphical technique Mathematical model Process integration