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Heterogeneous Batch Distillation Processes: Real System Optimisation

Pommier, Sébastien and Massebeuf, Silvère and Kotai, Barnabas and Láng, Péter and Baudouin, Olivier and Floquet, Pascal and Gerbaud, Vincent Heterogeneous Batch Distillation Processes: Real System Optimisation. (2008) Chemical Engineering and Processing, 4 (3). 408-419. ISSN 0255-2701

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cep.2007.01.022


In this paper, optimisation of batch distillation processes is considered. It deals with real systems with rigorous simulation of the processes through the resolution full MESH differential algebraic equations. Specific software architecture is developed, based on the BatchColumn® simulator and on both SQP and GA numerical algorithms, and is able to optimise sequential batch columns as long as the column transitions are set. The efficiency of the proposed optimisation tool is illustrated by two case studies. The first one concerns heterogeneous batch solvent recovery in a single distillation column and shows that significant economical gains are obtained along with improved process conditions. Case two concerns the optimisation of two sequential homogeneous batch distillation columns and demonstrates the capacity to optimize several sequential dynamic different processes. For such multiobjective complex problems, GA is preferred to SQP that is able to improve specific GA solutions.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/02552701
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:Other partners > ProSim (FRANCE)
Other partners > Budapest University of Technology and Economics - BME (HUNGARY)
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)
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Deposited On:15 Jan 2008 16:05

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