I. Interactive input
All the information required in this model is supplied through different questions asked by BATCHMPC:

Product   Total number and names
Stages   Total number and names
Maximum number of cycles    
Product demand KG  
Number of standard sizes   Total of number of standafd sizes
Volume standard sizes Lt  
Horizon Time Hours  
Prices $/Kg Product Prices
Cost coefficients ( alpha)   Coefficient per stage
Cost exponent( beta)   Coefficient per stage
Fixed cost ( delta) $/year  
Inventory cost per product $/Kg/hr  
Expected plant life yr.s  
Tax rate %  
Interest rate %  
Size factors lt/Kg Factor for product i in stage j
Processing Time hr Time for product i n stage j
Clean-up times hr Prodcut dependent
Data file name