Finding Energy Efficient Distillation Configurations and Dividing Wall Columns Originally delivered May 24, 2017 Developed by: AIChE Type: Archived WebinarLevel: Intermediate Duration: 1 hour PDHs: 1.00 Share This Post: Preview Webinar: Do you design distillation configurations for multi-component separations based on heuristics, experience and creativity? There is a better way. In 60 minutes, you’ll focus on distillation and why it’s always important to design and build an energy-efficient process within the capital constraint. First, you’ll look at a simple and easy-to-use method for drawing a search space containing all feasible multi-component configurations to distill a given n-component feed mixture into n-products streams. Then, you’ll discuss a systematic method for identifying a handful of configurations from a search space that contains thousands to tens of thousands of configurations. Using this method, you can quickly identify energy-efficient and cost-effective distillation configurations for your applications. This webinar will then introduce a new method for drawing novel wall column arrangements without the conventional challenge of splitting vapor between the two sides of a dividing wall. This will give you the option of having many more dividing wall columns to choose and design. Finally, you will learn how to reduce heat duty without using intercolumn vapor transfers associated with a thermal coupling. Take a look at your agenda: A simple method for drawing a search space containing all feasible multi-component configurations Mathematical routines that use short-cut approximations to identify highly efficient and low-cost configurations A new method for drawing novel dividing wall column arrangements A multitude of dividing wall columns that have recently become available Presenter(s): Rakesh Agrawal Rakesh Agrawal is the Winthrop E. Stone Distinguished Professor in the School of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University. His research is in energy-related areas involving solution-based processes for low-cost solar cells, energy systems analysis, conversion of biomass to liquid fuels, and high-efficiency separations processes. He enjoys his research in finding multicomponent distillation schemes that are energy efficient and use process intensification to reduce cost. He holds 123 U.S. patents, nearly 500 non-U.S. patents; these patents are used in over one hundred chemical plants with... Read more Once the content has been viewed and you have attested to it, you will be able to download and print a certificate for PDH credits. If you have already viewed this content, please click here to login. Checkout Checkout Do you already own this? Log In for instructions on accessing this content. Pricing AIChE Member Credits 1 AIChE Members $69.00 AIChE Undergraduate Student Members Free AIChE Graduate Student Members Free Non-Members $99.00 Webinar content is available with the kind permission of the author(s) solely for the purpose of furthering AIChE’s mission to educate, inform and improve the practice of professional chemical engineering. All other uses are forbidden without the express consent of the author(s).