Machine Learning-assisted Prediction and Optimization of Exergy Efficiency and Destruction of Cumene Plant under Uncertainty

Authors

  • Farooq Ahmad Department of Chemical and Material Engineering, Northern Border University, Saudi Arabia
  • Naveed Ahmad Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Abdul Aal Zuhayr Al-Khazaal Department of Chemical and Material Engineering, Northern Border University, Saudi Arabia
Volume: 14 | Issue: 1 | Pages: 12892-12899 | February 2024 | https://doi.org/10.48084/etasr.6654

Abstract

Machine Learning (ML)'s growing role in process industries during the digitalization era is notable. This study combines Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) and Aspen Plus to predict exergy efficiency, exergy destruction, and potential improvements in a cumene plant under uncertain process conditions. An optimization framework, using Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) and Genetic Algorithm (GA), was developed to enhance exergy efficiency amid uncertainty. Initially, a steady-state Aspen model evaluates exergy efficiency, irreversibility, and potential improvements. The proposed model is transitioned to a dynamic mode, introducing artificial uncertainties into key variables. An ANN model predicts exergy efficiency and exergy destruction under uncertainty. The PSO and GA-based optimization methods improve exergy efficiency and reduce exergy destruction. This work demonstrates the potential real-time application of intelligent methods in plant analysis.

Keywords:

exergy analysis, digitalization, industry 4.0, machine learning, process uncertainties

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F. Ahmad, N. Ahmad, and A. A. Z. Al-Khazaal, “Machine Learning-assisted Prediction and Optimization of Exergy Efficiency and Destruction of Cumene Plant under Uncertainty”, Eng. Technol. Appl. Sci. Res., vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 12892–12899, Feb. 2024.

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