Distillation in Practice

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Course Type: 
Instructor-led (classroom) Course
Course Length: 
3 Days

While the basic principles underlying distillation remain unchanged, new hardware, problem-solving and troubleshooting strategies, and modeling techniques continue to be developed.

Join distillation expert John P. Farone and get up-to-date on essential distillation concepts and developments and how to apply them to improve process support, operations and design. 

Solve difficult distillation problems

In three days, you’ll address essential distillation concepts you’re likely to face in process support, operations and design engineering. You’ll review successful strategies for solving thermodynamics, vapor liquid equilibrium,  and learn  about process design, column operation and simulation issues. You’ll discover how to specify and select the most appropriate distillation hardware. Plus, you’ll learn methods for predicting efficiency using some of today’s modeling techniques.  
Continuing Education Units: 
Professional Development Hours
23.0 PDHs

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.


AIChE Members* $1,695
AIChE Grad Student Members $847.50
AIChE Undergrad Student Members $847.50
Non-Members** $1,895
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If you are interested in scheduling this course for In-Company Training, please complete the Request for Proposal Form and we will e-mail you a proposal.


Note: Registered attendees will receive an email 4 weeks before the course start date (6 weeks if course is outside the U.S.) notifying them of the status of the course. Please do not book airline tickets before you receive notification as we cannot reimburse tickets or airline change fees if the class is not held. If you have any questions, please call Customer Service (800.242.4363 or 203.702.7660 outside US).

May 12-14, 2015

Chicago, IL
United States

Venue: To be announced

October 6-8, 2015

Atlanta, GA
United States

Venue: AMA Atlanta

Mention you are attending a course at the American Management Association Conference Center to receive a special corporate rate (applies to both properties, subject to availability). More info

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