Optimización de procesos químicos mediante métodos de búsqueda directa

Translated title of the contribution: Optimization of chemical processes by means of direct search methods

Jorge Rodríguez, Eugenio Carrasco

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In this work the optimization of chemical processes is considered. Usually, the solution of this kind of problems is very difficult due to their highly nonlinear and multimodal nature. Most of the deterministic (gradient based) techniques proposed to solve these optimization problems present convergence difficulties. Here, a new stochastic technique based on the well-known ARDS algorithm is proposed as a reliable alternative. Several case studies taken from the literature were successfully solved. Finally, the advantages of this new algorithm, including ease of implementation, global convergence properties and very competitive CPU times, are discussed.

Translated title of the contributionOptimization of chemical processes by means of direct search methods
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)191-198
Number of pages8
Issue number499
StatePublished - May 2002


  • Chemical processes
  • Optimization
  • Stoschastic methods


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