Novel application for exergy and thermoeconomic analysis of processes simulated with Aspen Plus

Querol Aragon, Enrique and González del Regueral González del Corral, Borja and Ramos Millán, Alberto and Pérez Benedito, José Luis (2011). Novel application for exergy and thermoeconomic analysis of processes simulated with Aspen Plus. "Energy", v. 36 (n. 2); pp. 964-974. ISSN 0360-5442. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2010.12.013.

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Title: Novel application for exergy and thermoeconomic analysis of processes simulated with Aspen Plus
Author/s:
  • Querol Aragon, Enrique
  • González del Regueral González del Corral, Borja
  • Ramos Millán, Alberto
  • Pérez Benedito, José Luis
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Energy
Date: 2011
ISSN: 0360-5442
Volume: 36
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Minas (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Química y Combustibles [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

A visual basic application for Microsoft® Excel 2007 has been developed as a helpful tool to perform mass, energy, exergy and thermoeconomic (MHBT) calculations during the systematic analysis of energy processes simulated with Aspen Plus®. The application reads an Excel workbook containing three sheets with the matter, work and heat streams results of an Aspen Plus® simulation. The required information from the Aspen Plus® simulation and the algorithm/calculations of the application are described and applied to an Air Separation Unit (ASU). This application helps the designer when MHBT analyses are performed, as it increases the knowledge of the process simulated with Aspen Plus®. It’s a valuable tool not only because of the calculations performed, but also because it creates a new Excel workbook where the results and the formulae written on the cells are fully visible and editable. There is free access to the application and it has no protection allowing changes and improvements to be done.

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Item ID: 14214
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/14214/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:14214
DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2010.12.013
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0360544210007036
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 06 Feb 2013 11:06
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 13:45
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