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Preliminary Design of Reactive Distillation Columns

Thery, Raphaële and Meyer, Xuan Mi and Joulia, Xavier and Meyer, Michel Preliminary Design of Reactive Distillation Columns. (2005) Chemical Engineering Research and Design, vol. 8 (n° 4). pp. 379-400. ISSN 0263-8762

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1205/cherd.04112

Abstract

A procedure that combines feasibility analysis, synthesis and design of reactive distillation columns is introduced. The main interest of this methodology lies on a progressive introduction of the process complexity. From minimal information concerning the physicochemical properties of the system, three steps lead to the design of the unit and the specification of its operating conditions. Most of the methodology exploits and enriches approaches found in the literature. Each step is described and our contribution is underlined. Its application is currently limited to equilibrium reactive systems where degree of freedom is equal to 2 or less than 2. This methodology which provides a reliable initialization point for the optimization of the process has been applied with success to different synthesis. The production of methyl-tert-butyl-ether (MTBE) and methyl acetate are presented as examples.

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Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution: Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - INPT
Université de Toulouse > Université Paul Sabatier-Toulouse III - UPS
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS
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Laboratoire de Génie Chimique - LGC (Toulouse, France) - Procédés Systèmes Industriels (PSI)
Laboratoire de Génie Chimique - LGC (Toulouse, France) - Réaction, mélange & séparation (RMS)
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Deposited By: Hélène Dubernard

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