Matrix Algebra and Balances

  • Enrique Querol
  • Borja Gonzalez-Regueral
  • Jose Luis Perez-Benedito
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For the mathematical representation of a process and for the achievement of mass, energy and exergy balances of the system, the incidence matrix is described and determined, for the subsystem of a process, piece of equipment by piece of equipment and for the two subsystems. It has also being defined and determined for the process as a whole, with the aim to establish the advantages and disadvantages of using a certain aggregation level, in addition to the equivalence between using a higher or lower one. In each case the mass, energy and exergy balances have been calculated, discussing the results obtained. As a final step, final thoughts over the advisability of using different levels of aggregation and the quality of the data which would be obtained are presented.




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Authors and Affiliations

  • Enrique Querol
    • 1
  • Borja Gonzalez-Regueral
    • 1
  • Jose Luis Perez-Benedito
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Mining EngineeringTechnical University of Madrid (UPM)MadridSpain
  2. 2.Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering SchoolTechnical University of Madrid (UPM)MadridSpain

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