Process Intensification Principles: Synergy – Focus on Reactive Distillation

Originally delivered Aug 1, 2018
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Reactive Distillation (RD), an important technology within the field of process intensification, is a process in which a catalytic chemical reaction and distillation occur simultaneously in one single apparatus or piece of equipment. RD is a popular process alternative that overcomes the limitations of chemistry and separations to provide capital and energy savings.

In order to harness the power of RD, engineers must understand how RD systems are designed and why design is critical to using this technology successfully. This webinar will provide participants with a definition for and background on reactive distillation, as well as the pros and cons for RD becoming a competitive process alternative.

In this 60-minute webinar, you will learn:

  • The basics of reactive distillation technology
  • Useful references and resources for leveraging RD technology
  • Insight into several conceptual design methods

This webinar is part 7 of a 10-part webinar series sponsored by the RAPID Manufacturing Institute. Webinars are free to RAPID Members. Click here for more information about the PI Webinar series and to register for additional webinars in this series.


Bob Huss

Bob Huss is an Engineering Associate at Eastman Chemical Company.  He has been with Eastman for 10 years, working on new process development, conceptual design, modeling, economic analysis, and as an internal expert on distillation and reactive distillation.  Prior to joining Eastman, Bob was at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst for 13 years, as a researcher and Lecturer.  At UMass he developed and applied computer tools for conceptual design of reactive distillation.  Bob received his Ph.D. in from Carnegie Mellon University, and his B.S. from University of...Read more

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