Distillation Technology for Operators

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    eLearning (online) Course
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    10 hours
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Gain an understanding of the theory underlying successful distillation processes – and beyond theory, learn what actually happens in a column.

This online course covers a wide range of topics – from basic column design to installation, start-up, shutdown and more. Your instructor, a distillation technology expert, will detail the critical aspects of operating principles common to most distillation operations, regardless of the distillates being produced.


John P. Farone

John P. Farone is a consultant to the chemical industry with over 40 years of experience in process separations, process simulation and equipment design. He has unique knowledge of the practical design and operation of trayed and packed distillation towers and their internals.

Previously, he was with The Dow Chemical Company for 36 years where he specialized in process engineering in distillation and stripping.

He is currently a consultant with Fractionation Research Inc. (FRI), and the Separations Research Program (SRP) at the University of Texas in Austin.Read more


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