Multi-objective optimization of industrial styrene reactor is done using Harmony Search algorithm. Harmony search algorithm is a recently developed meta-heuristic algorithm which is inspired by musical improvisation process aimed towards obtaining the best harmony. Three objective functions – productivity, selectivity and yield are optimized to get best combination of decision variables for styrene reactor. All possible cases of single and multi-objective optimization have been considered. Pareto optimal sets are obtained as a result of the optimization study. Results reveal that optimized solution using harmony search algorithm gives better operating conditions than industrial practice.
Shukla, saurabh and Anand, Ankit
"Multi-objective optimization of an industrial styrene reactor using Harmony Search Algorithm,"
International Journal of Computer and Communication Technology: Vol. 4:
3, Article 9.
Available at: https://www.interscience.in/ijcct/vol4/iss3/9