Global Clean Gas Process Synthesis and Optimisation

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)


This chapter begins with an introduction to the different possible metrics related to clean gas process synthesis and its subsequent usage. Latter, the different techniques for tackling with multiple criteria are presented, emphasising the use of multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) and multi-objective optimisation (MOO). The different criteria elected here for optimisation are described and later used as key performance indicators (KPI) for the proposed scenarios, in chapter “ Selection of Best Designs for Specific Applications”. Finally, a case study related to the operation of an IGCC plant considering coal–petcoke or natural gas as a fuel is assessed applying the optimization concepts introduced here and taking into account the operation considerations developed in this and in previous chapters.


Life Cycle Assessment Cash Flow Emission Factor Impact Category Ecological Footprint 
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Abiotic depletion potentials


Analytical hierarchy process


Areas of protection


Acidification potentials


Base case


Cost benefit analysis


Carbon capture and storage


Cumulative energy demand


Cumulative exergy demand


Characterisation factor


Cost of energy


Continuous-stirred tank reactor


Electricity produced


Ecological footprint


Emission factor for pollutant i associate to activity j


Environmental mechanism


Electric Power Research Institute


Environmental risk assessment


Functional unit


Global warming potential


Integrated gasification combined cycle


Impact pathway analysis


International Panel on Climate Change


International Standards Organisation


Key performance indicator


Life cycle


Life cycle assessment


Life cycle inventory


Life cycle impact assessment


Multi-attribute utility theory


Multi-attribute value theory


Multi-criteria decision analysis


Multi-media compartment models


Multi-objective optimisation


Normal boundary intersection


Normal constraint method


Natural gas combined cycle


Net present value


Net present worth


Objective function


Pareto fronts


Discount rate


Supply chain


Each individual year, during the project life


Total annualised cost


Total capital requirement


Total operating costs


Technique for order by similarity to ideal solution


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ETSEIBUniversitat Politècnica de CatalunyaBarcelonaSpain

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