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Modeling and Efficiency Optimization of Steam Boilers by Employing Neural Networks and Response-Surface Method (RSM)

Version 1 : Received: 6 June 2019 / Approved: 7 June 2019 / Online: 7 June 2019 (12:25:29 CEST)

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Maddah, H.; Sadeghzadeh, M.; Ahmadi, M.H.; Kumar, R.; Shamshirband, S. Modeling and Efficiency Optimization of Steam Boilers by Employing Neural Networks and Response-Surface Method (RSM). Mathematics 2019, 7, 629. Maddah, H.; Sadeghzadeh, M.; Ahmadi, M.H.; Kumar, R.; Shamshirband, S. Modeling and Efficiency Optimization of Steam Boilers by Employing Neural Networks and Response-Surface Method (RSM). Mathematics 2019, 7, 629.

Journal reference: Mathematics 2019, 7, 629
DOI: 10.3390/math7070629

Abstract

Boiler efficiency is called to some extent of total thermal energy which can be recovered from the fuel. Boiler efficiency losses are due to four major factors: the dry gas flux, the latent heat of steam in the flue gas, the combustion loss or the loss of unburned fuel, radiation and convection losses. In this research, the thermal behavior of boilers in gas refinery facilities is studied and their efficiency and their losses are calculated. The main part of this research is comprised of analyzing the effect of various parameters on efficiency such as excess air, fuel moisture, air humidity, fuel and air temperature, the temperature of combustion gases, and thermal value of the fuel. Based on the obtained results, it is possible to analyze and make recommendations for optimizing boilers in the gas refinery complex using response-surface method (RSM).

Subject Areas

Modeling; Optimization; Steam Boiler; Neural Network; Response-Surface

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