Carbon Footprint Reduction of a Petrochemical Process Supported by ML and Digital Twin modelling




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Wydawnictwo Politechniki Łódzkiej
Lodz University of Technology Press


This article aims to present a concept of an Artificial Intelligence application in the form of pre-trained Machine Learning modules to reduce the carbon footprint of a chemical recycling process. Chemical recycling of plastic is energy-consuming as it requires relatively high temperatures and calibration cycles based on a constantly changing structure of raw materials. Due to that fact, complex process parameters must be tuned to allow the production of the required fraction of gasoline. In general, the designed IoT system enables a massive collection of technology and environmental data and the processing of parameters to feed the Digital Twin of a petrochemical plant. The scientific part of the project consists of Digital Twin modelling, experiments, simulations, and training of machine learning modules to predict the optimal set of production line parameters based on the specific structure of raw materials to reduce the number of calibrations and lower energy consumption indirectly which will lead to carbon footprint reduction. There is an here is an estimate that that deployed solution will allow reduction of energy consumption on a monthly level of 10-15% which could generate direct savings on a cost of energy but also savings in a field of carbon emission and related credits. The project also includes the evaluation of predictions supported by machine learning modules, training techniques and comparison to expert settings to assess the quality of the application.


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internet of things, digital twin, machine learning, carbon footprint, internet rzeczy, cyfrowy bliźniak, uczenie maszynowe, ślad węglowy


Kulikowski S., Romanowski A., Sierszeń A., Carbon Footprint Reduction of a Petrochemical Process Supported by ML and Digital Twin modelling. W: Progress in Polish Artificial Intelligence Research 4, Wojciechowski A. (Ed.), Lipiński P. (Ed.)., Seria: Monografie Politechniki Łódzkiej Nr. 2437, Wydawnictwo Politechniki Łódzkiej, Łódź 2023, s. 157-162, ISBN 978-83-66741-92-8, doi: 10.34658/9788366741928.23.