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Title: Batch Distillation Targets for Minimum Energy Consumption
Authors: Asiedu, Nana Yaw
Hildebrandt, Diane
Glasser, David
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Ind. Eng. Chem. Res.
Citation: Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2014, 53, 2751−2757
Abstract: Distillation technology, which is applied in most chemical and process industries in general, is an energy-intensive process, and this has a significant effect on the overall cost of production. Batch distillation, in particular, is one of the most important unit operations for small-scale production of specialty and fine chemicals. This unit operation is a strong unifying factor and the main support of pharmaceutical and perfume industries. This paper investigates a novel approach of minimizing energy consumption of a simple conventional binary batch distillation process by applying the attainable region theory for a binary batch boiling process. The fundamental processes considered are boiling and mixing. It is shown that the trajectory of a simple batch distillation process is convex in the concentration−energy space and that there is no room for minimizing energy consumption by any simple mixing policy.
Description: An article published by Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2014, 53, 2751−2757
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/10783
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