(341a) An Experimental Validation of the Concurrent Approach for Simultaneous Isotherm Determination and Process Design for Simulated Moving Bed (SMB) System
AIChE Annual Meeting
2017 Annual Meeting
Chromatographic Separations and SMB
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 12:30pm to 12:50pm
In this report, we present a SMB process for the separation of toluene and dodecane using cyclohexane as desorbent. Bench-scale SMB mini-plant is constructed and used to validate the results obtained from the concurrent approach. This investigation is a natural extension of our previous work. Dead volume models are added to the SMB model. A refined/improved composition-selection algorithm that include sensitivity analysis for uncertain parameters is reported. Moreover, modeling results and experimental results are compared to demonstrate the advantage of the concurrent approach.
Guo, S., et al.. A Concurrent Approach for Isotherm Determination and Adsorption Process Design for Multicomponent Systems. Chemical Engineering Science. Currently being reviewed.