Process Integration as an Effective Route Towards Sustainable Oil Refinery Development

Poland Jelihi, Timo Wasserman, Edwin Zondervan

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In this paper, the process integration of a conventional oil refinery hydrotreatment unit and renewable hydrogen production is proposed. This might lead to reductions in the need for energy and greenhouse gas emissions. First a conventional hydrotreating process is modeled and simulated with the flowsheeting package Unisim Design R450 (Honeywell). Secondly an exergy analysis for identification and quantification of thermodynamic inefficiencies is accomplished with Aspen Plus V10. To complement the exergy analysis, the evaluation of environmental impact is with a life cycle assessment (LCA) tool (Eco-indicator 99) is done.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)609-614
Number of pages6
JournalComputer aided chemical engineering
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event28th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering 2018 - Graz, Austria
Duration: 10 Jun 201813 Jun 2018
Conference number: 28


  • exergy analysis
  • hydrotreating unit
  • life cycle assessment
  • Oil refinery
  • renewable hydrogen


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