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A "MINLP" Formulation for Optimal Design of a Catalytic Distillation Column Based on a Generic Non Equilibrium Model

Mario-Gomez, Jorge and Reneaume, Jean-Michel and Roques, Michel and Meyer, Michel and Meyer, Xuân-Mi A "MINLP" Formulation for Optimal Design of a Catalytic Distillation Column Based on a Generic Non Equilibrium Model. (2005) In: 38th European Symposium of the Working Party on Computer Aided Process Engineering, 29 May 2005 - 1 June 2005 (Barcelona, Spain).

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This contribution proposes a Mixed Integer Non Linear Programming (MINLP) formulation for optimal design of a catalytic distillation column based on a generic nonequilibrium model (NEQ). The solution strategy for the global optimization combines Simulated Annealing (SA) and Sequential Quadratic Programming (SQP) in order to minimize the objective function. The solution of this MINLP problem yields the optimal values for the temperature, composition and flow rate profiles, tray geometry, column diameter, reflux ratio, reboiler duty, feed tray location, number of trays and catalytic stage location. Hydraulic constraints (entrainment flooding, down-flow flooding, weeping-dumpling) are also considered. For the example, the production of ETBE (Ethyl tert-butyl ether) is presented here.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Thanks to Elsevier editor. The definitive version is available at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1570794605802767
HAL Id:hal-04047544
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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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)
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour - UPPA (FRANCE)
Laboratory name:
Laboratoire de Thermique, energétique et procédés - LATEP (Pau, France)
Laboratoire de Génie Chimique - LGC (Toulouse, France) - Réaction, mélange & séparation (RMS) - Analyse fonctionnelle des procédés
Laboratoire de Génie Chimique - LGC (Toulouse, France) - Procédés Systèmes Industriels (PSI) - Analyse fonctionnelle des Procédés
Deposited On:24 Oct 2008 13:04

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