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An Optimization Model For Guiding The Petrochemical Industry Development In Saudi Arabia

Al-Fares, H.K. and Al-Amer, A.M. An Optimization Model For Guiding The Petrochemical Industry Development In Saudi Arabia. ENGINEERING OPTIMIZATION, 34. pp. 671-687.

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Abstract

A mixed integer linear programming model is formulated for determining the optimum plan for the expansion of the Saudi Arabian petrochemical industry. The products selected for consideration fall into four categories: propylene derivatives, ethylene derivatives, synthesis gas derivatives, and aromatic derivatives. The model incorporates new variables and constraints, and realistic estimates of production costs, which are calculated based on local conditions in Saudi Arabia. For each production process, the unit production cost is assumed to be a function of production capacity. The input data for each product includes relevant production technologies, capacities, local production costs, and selling price. The solution of the model gives the recommended products under different scenarios of available capital investment and feedstock. The results are reported and analyzed.



Item Type:Article
Date Type:Publication
Subjects:Systems
Divisions:College Of Computer Sciences and Engineering > Systems Engineering Dept
Creators:Al-Fares, H.K. and Al-Amer, A.M.
Email:alfares@kfupm.edu.sa, UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1975
Deposited By:SYED AMEENUDDIN HUSSAIN
Deposited On:11 Jun 2008 10:39
Last Modified:12 Apr 2011 13:11

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