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New double column system for heteroazeotropic batch distillation

Denes, Ferenc and Lang, Peter and Modla, G. and Joulia, Xavier New double column system for heteroazeotropic batch distillation. (2009) Computers & Chemical Engineering, vol. 33 (n° 10). pp. 1631-1643. ISSN 0098-1354

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compchemeng.2009.01.011

Abstract

A new double column system (DCS) operated in closed mode is suggested for heterogeneous batch distillation. This configuration is investigated by feasibility studies based on the assumption of maximal separation and is compared with the traditional batch rectifier (BR). We study the configurations also by dynamic simulation based on a detailed model using a professional simulator. For the new configuration the minimal duration of the process is determined. The influence of the most important operational parameters is studied. The calculations and the simulations are performed for a binary (n-butanol–water) and for a ternary heteroazeotropic mixture (isopropanol–water + benzene as entrainer). One of the advantages of the DCS is that distillation of binary and ternary systems is performed in only one step. Furthermore the recovery of components is usually higher and the amount of byproducts is lower.

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Additional Information:Thanks to Elsevier editor. The definitive version is available at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0098135409000441
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - INPT
Université de Toulouse > Université Paul Sabatier-Toulouse III - UPS
Other partners > Budapest University of Technology and Economics - BME (HUNGARY)
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Deposited By: Vincent GERBAUD

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