Distillation Technology for Operators

Course ID: 
Course Type: 
eLearning (online) Course
Course Length: 
10 hours

Operators will gain an excellent understanding of the theory of distillation and how it works in a column, plus gain a solid foundation on the principles of operations without getting too product specific. Topics covered will include:

  • Fundamentals: Beginning Principles and The Distillation Process
  • Practice: Overall System Design, Tray Column Design and Packed Column Design
  • Advanced Topics: Installation, Start Up, and Shutdown; Troubleshooting and Distillation Column Control
Continuing Education Units: 
Professional Development Hours
10.0 PDHs

John P. Farone

John P. Farone is a sought-after 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.


AIChE Members $495
AIChE Grad Student Members $247.50
AIChE Undergrad Student Members $247.50
Non-Members* $695
Training 10 or More? Volume Pricing is available. Send an e-mail to

elearning@aiche.org for more information.

* Membership is just $199 a year. For more information on becoming an AIChE member click here.

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.


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