September 14, 2021
Bruns, Bastian; Becker, Tristan; Riese, Julia; Lier, Stefan; Werners, Brigitte (2021): Efficient Production of Specialized Polymers with Highly Flexible Small-Scale Plants, Chemical Engineering & Technology, 44(6), 1148–1152
Modular small-scale chemical plants can be installed in transport containers and offer high flexibility. This paper shows how a mathematical optimization model is used to optimize the economic benefits of small-scale plants for the production of specialty chemicals. Different scenarios created from real data of a chemical company show that the use of small-scale plants can lead to a significant reduction of total costs, mainly due to the reduction of transportation costs of raw materials and products.