(216e) The Application of Stochastic Optimization in Lignin Depolymerization Process
- Conference: AIChE Annual Meeting
- Year: 2018
- Proceeding: 2018 AIChE Annual Meeting
- Group: Topical Conference: Innovations of Green Process Engineering for Sustainable Energy and Environment
- Time: Monday, October 29, 2018 - 4:30pm-4:45pm
Biochemical refinery problems often involve uncertainty such as randomness in materials, reactions, and operations. In this work we establish a multistage stochastic programming model for the optimization and control of chemical processes under this type of uncertainty. We discuss the implementation of a stochastic dual dynamic programming (SDDP) algorithm to compute an optimal solution for this problem. We then applied the algorithm on a simulated lignin depolymerization process to test the efficiency under several conditions.