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Infinite/infinite analysis as a tool for an early oriented synthesis of a reactive pressure swing distillation

Bonet, Jordi and Théry Hétreux, Raphaële and Meyer, Xuân-Mi and Meyer, Michel and Reneaume, Jean-Michel and Galan, Maria Isabel and Costa, José Infinite/infinite analysis as a tool for an early oriented synthesis of a reactive pressure swing distillation. (2007) Computers & Chemical Engineering, 3 (5-6). 487-495. ISSN 0098-1354

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compchemeng.2006.06.004


The study contributes to the characterization of an original reactive pressure swing distillation system. The methyl acetate (MeAc) transesterification with ethanol (EtOH) to produce methanol (MeOH) and ethyl acetate (EtAc) is shown as illustrative example. The streams outside the units are evaluated by the ∞/∞ analysis to provide insights on the process behavior. Two simpler systems with recycling stream are also presented.The ∞/∞ analysis allows checking the interrelation of the system streams without any column design consideration. Unfeasible regions, low limit values, multiplicity regions, discontinuities, control difficulties, recommendable operation conditions and column profile combinations are predicted and discussed. All these information are useful to establish an early and suitable system design strategy.

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Additional Information:Thanks to Elsevier editor. The definitive version is available at http://www.sciencedirect.com The original PDF of the article can be found at Computers & Chemical Engineering : http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00981354
HAL Id:hal-03594009
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Universitat de Barcelona - UB (SPAIN)
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour - UPPA (FRANCE)
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