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    • A circular economy approach to the design of a water network targeting the use of regenerated water 

      Somoza Tornos, Ana; Rives-Jiménez, Manuel; Espuña Camarasa, Antonio; Graells Sobré, Moisès (Elsevier, 2019)
      Conference report
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      Increasing water demand by the process and allied industries coupled with global water stress and scarcity have underlined the importance of water as a crucial resource and increased the need for widespread adoption of ...
    • A general MILP model for the sizing of islanded/grid-connected microgrids 

      Alabert Aldana, Aniol; Somoza Tornos, Ana; Hoz Casas, Jordi de la; Graells Sobré, Moisès (2016)
      Conference lecture
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      Recently, energy systems have experienced a change of paradigm, from a large-scale centr alized approach to the in-situ exploitation of renewabl e sources. Special atte ntion has been paid to microgrids, a particular case ...
    • A MILP model for enhancing wastewater networks by introducing reclaimed wastewater usage 

      Lechtenberg, Fabian; Somoza Tornos, Ana; Graells Sobré, Moisès; Espuña Camarasa, Antonio (2020)
      Conference report
      Open Access
      Wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) are an example of available but underutilized waste-to-resource processes. Economic benefit opportunities can be generated through the design and operation of WWTPs following a circular ...
    • An optimization model for the long-term planning of energy distribution networks 

      Somoza Tornos, Ana; Pozo Fernández, Carlos; Hoz Casas, Jordi de la; Guillén Gosálbez, Gonzalo; Espuña Camarasa, Antonio; Graells Sobré, Moisès (2016)
      Conference lecture
      Open Access
      Although design is a problem that has been addressed in the literature, maintaining, upgrading and expanding energy distribution networks along the entire life-cycle is a topic that has received scarce attention. The problem ...
    • Decision support strategies for the efficient implementation of circular economy principles in process systems 

      Somoza Tornos, Ana (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2020-03-26)
      Doctoral thesis
      Open Access
      Economic growth at any expense is no longer an option. Awareness of the growing human footprint is crucial to face the problems that the impoverishment of ecosystems is causing and will cause in the future. One of the key ...
    • Modeling framework for joint product and process synthesis with material recovery opportunities 

      Somoza Tornos, Ana; Chen, Qi; Graells Sobré, Moisès; Espuña Camarasa, Antonio; Grossmann, Ignacio (Elsevier, 2020)
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      The circular economy paradigm requires process synthesis to be expanded beyond the consideration of production activities aimed at market needs and to integrate valorization processes upcycling waste from different sources ...
    • Optimization of the long-term planning of supply chains with decaying performance 

      Somoza Tornos, Ana (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2016-06-08)
      Master thesis
      Open Access
      This master's thesis addresses the optimization of supply and distribution chains considering the effect that equipment aging may cause over the performance of facilities involved in the process. The decaying performance ...
    • Process screening framework for the synthesis of process networks from a circular economy perspective 

      Somoza Tornos, Ana; Pozo, Carlos; Graells Sobré, Moisès; Espuña Camarasa, Antonio; Puigjaner Corbella, Lluís (2021-01)
      Article
      Open Access
      Processes for recycling or reusing material resources have naturally appeared along with the history of technology development when need, resource scarcity, opportunities, and enabling technologies have combined conveniently ...
    • Realizing the potential high benefits of circular economy in the chemical industry: ethylene monomer recovery via polyethylene pyrolysis 

      Somoza Tornos, Ana; Gonzalez-Garay, Andres; Pozo, Carlos; Graells Sobré, Moisès; Espuña Camarasa, Antonio; Guillén Gosálbez, Gonzalo (American Chemical Society (ACS), 2020-02-04)
      Article
      Open Access
      The concept of circular economy has gained wide interest in industry as a powerful strategy to reduce impacts while remaining economically competitive. Here, we explore the benefits of this approach in the chemical industry, ...
    • Simulación de una planta piloto de secado por spray y ajuste de parámetros del modelo 

      Morales Planas, Sergio; Somoza Tornos, Ana (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2014-06-11)
      Bachelor thesis
      Open Access
      El projecte integra tot el procés de disseny i ajust de la simulació d'una planta pilot d'assecat per atomització. Després de realitzar un estudi de l'assecador d’spray i el calibratge dels seus sensors, s'ha mesurat el ...
    • Synthesis and assessment of waste-to-resource routes for circular economy 

      Pacheco López, Adrian; Somoza Tornos, Ana; Muñoz Mata, Edrisi; Capon Garcia, Elisabeth; Graells Sobré, Moisès; Espuña Camarasa, Antonio (Elsevier, 2020)
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      The benefits of the circular economy paradigm have been proven during the past two decades, but its application poses some challenges that still need to be tackled. This contribution presents a systematic way to generate ...
    • Systematic generation and evaluation of waste-to-resource alternatives 

      Pacheco López, Adrian; Somoza Tornos, Ana; Graells Sobré, Moisès; Espuña Camarasa, Antonio
      Conference report
      Open Access
      Circular economy appears to be the only suitable approach for closing the materials loop and so to make sustainable current development levels. In this work, a procedure to systematically generate a list of ...
    • Targeting material exchanges in industrial symbiosis networks 

      Somoza Tornos, Ana; Giraldo Carvajal, Valeria; Espuña Camarasa, Antonio; Graells Sobré, Moisès (Elsevier, 2019)
      Conference report
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      Industrial symbiosis plays an important role in the process industry, where an effective management of resources can bring both economic and environmental benefits. Traditionally, the design and extension of eco-industrial ...