The boundary conditions for the optimisation are the individual plant’s waste heat source (or supply) and sink (or demand) quality and quantity. By analysing the boundary conditions, superstructure of the waste heat recovery network can be formulated and optimised. The user can modify the value of the individual plant’s waste heat source (or supply) and sink (or demand) quality and quantity in the interface on the left and execute the simulation to determine the corresponding optimal configuration for waste heat recovery.
All of the possible waste heat recovery configurations for a specified set of waste heat source and sink quality and quantity will be indicated in the interface on the left. The optimal waste heat recovery network configuration will be visualised on the map with the direction and quantity of the energy flow indicated in the interface.