Flexibility and Reliability of Processing Systems

  • E. N. Pistikopoulos
  • T. A. Mazzuchi


In design and operation of processing systems, two categories of uncertainty play an important role:
  • uncertainty with respect to the realization of continuous parameters (product demands, feedstock qualities, hest transfer coefficients, etc.)

  • uncertainty with respect to discrete states (especially those related to equipment availability).

This paper presents novel analytical tools to simultaneously account for both type of uncertainties in process design and evaluation.


Uncertain Parameter Process Flexibility Flexibility Analysis Economic Production Quantity Equipment Availability 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. N. Pistikopoulos
    • 1
  • T. A. Mazzuchi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics & Systems EngineeringKoninklijke/Shell-Laboratorium, AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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