%0 Journal Article
	%A B. Jabbari and  N. Tahouni and  M. H. Panjeshahi
	%D 2012
	%J International Journal of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 65, 2012
	%T Optimum Design of an Absorption Heat Pump Integrated with a Kraft Industry using Genetic Algorithm
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/13841
	%V 65
	%X In this study the integration of an absorption heat
pump (AHP) with the concentration section of an industrial pulp and
paper process is investigated using pinch technology. The optimum
design of the proposed water-lithium bromide AHP is then achieved
by minimizing the total annual cost. A comprehensive optimization is
carried out by relaxation of all stream pressure drops as well as heat
exchanger areas involving in AHP structure. It is shown that by
applying genetic algorithm optimizer, the total annual cost of the
proposed AHP is decreased by 18% compared to one resulted from
simulation.
	%P 923 - 929