Simultaneous scheduling and optimization of a copper plant

Iiro Harjunkoski*, Hans Werner Borchers, Marco Fahl

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This work presents a novel batch scheduling solution that has been developed for a copper plant. The major characteristics of the copper production process with some specific interdependencies are briefly summarized, the main modeling challenges and some key elements of the resulting mixed-integer optimization problem are presented, followed by a concrete example problem highlighting the benefits of the solution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1197-1202
Number of pages6
JournalComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
Issue numberC
Publication statusPublished - 2006
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Copper production
  • planning
  • recipe optimization
  • scheduling


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