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Lookup NU author(s): Wissam Muhsin,
Dr Jie ZhangORCiD,
Dr Jonathan LeeORCiD
This is the final published version of a conference proceedings (inc. abstract) that has been published in its final definitive form by Italian Association of Chemical Engineering, 2016.
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This paper presents a study on the data-driven modelling and optimisation of a crude oil hydrotreating process using bootstrap aggregated neural networks. Hydrotreating (HDT) is a chemical process that can be widely used in crude oil refineries to remove undesirable impurities like sulphur, nitrogen, oxygen, metal and aromatic compounds. In order to enhance the operation efficiency of HDT process for crude oil refining, process optimisation should be carried out. To overcome the difficulties in building detailed mechanistic models, Bootstrap aggregated neural network models are developed from process operation data. In this paper, a crude oil HDT process simulated using Aspen HYSYS is used as a case study. It is shown that bootstrap aggregated neural network gives more accurate and reliable predictions than single neural networks. The neural network model based optimisation results are validated on HYSYS simulation and are shown to be effective.
Author(s): Muhsin WAS, Zhang J, Lee J
Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)
Publication status: Published
Conference Name: 19th Conference on Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction (PRES 2016)
Year of Conference: 2016
Online publication date: 27/08/2016
Acceptance date: 02/04/2016
Date deposited: 09/08/2018
Publisher: Italian Association of Chemical Engineering
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Series Title: Chemical Engineering Transactions