Model-Based Design & Operational Optimization of Distillation Systems

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Originally delivered Oct 23, 2013
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This presentation covers model-based design and operational optimization of continuous distillation processes. Distillation is the most frequently used unit operation for separations. Despite decades of simulation, many distillation columns remain thermodynamically inefficient as well as costly to build and operate. Recent developments in equation-based modeling allow for major advances in distillation optimization, including optimal feed tray location and number of stages. The presentation demonstrates the model-based design using case examples including ethylene production, air separation units, propylene oxide production, Petlyuk columns and whole plant optimization including both the reaction and separation sections.


Bart de Groot

Bart de Groot has more than 7 years experience providing model-based solutions to the process industries. His technical experience includes chemical & petrochemical processes, energy conversion systems pulp & paper and metals. He has a M. Sc. from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.



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