This course covers essential distillation concepts likely to be faced by process support, operations, and process design engineering personnel. Along with a review of vapor liquid equilibrium, this course covers process design, column operation and simulation issues. In addition, you will also learn about specification and selection of the appropriate distillation hardware.
Course content includes
- Fundamentals: Vapor Liquid Equilibrium, Stages and Transfer Units
- Practice: General Column Design, Tray Column Design, Packed Column Design, Other Devices, and methods for predicting Efficiency
- Other Topics: Scale Up, Start-up & Troubleshooting, and Enhanced Distillation.
What You’ll Learn
This course explains essential distillation concepts. You will gain an understanding of the fundamentals of distillation including vapor liquid equilibrium; the practice of distillation including types of column designs, and advanced topics like basic troubleshooting.
Who Should Attend
You should attend if you are an engineer or others who must troubleshoot and solve difficult distillation problems in the plant, or conceptualize difficult distillation problems in the engineering office or laboratory. Ideal for both veterans and those with only a few years’ experience, the course addresses essential distillation concepts and is especially beneficial to process support, operations, and process design engineers.
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.
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