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Process evaluation and synthesis by analytic hierarchy process combined with genetic optimization

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DOI: 10.1016/s1570-7946(03)80401-7
Keywords
  • Analytic Hierarchy Process
  • Genetic Algorithm
  • Multicriteria Optimization
Disciplines
  • Computer Science
  • Design
  • Economics
  • Mathematics

Abstract

Abstract The Analytic Hierarchy Process is a known systematic approach to solve process design problems by structuring decisions hierarchically. The extension of this method presented in the paper is a combination of the Analytic Hierarchy Process with genetic algorithm. The technique is applied to a separation process design problem shown as a case study. The method has been developed for supporting multicriteria decision making and optimization by allowing inclusion of both economic and sustainability aspects into the conceptual process design.

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