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Optimisation of heterogeneous batch extractive distillation

Arias-Barreto, Alien and Rodríguez-Donis, Ivonne and Gerbaud, Vincent and Joulia, Xavier Optimisation of heterogeneous batch extractive distillation. (2010) In: 20th European Symposium on Computer-Aided Process Engineering, ESCAPE-20, 6 June 2010 - 10 June 2010 (Ischia, Italy).

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1570-7946(10)28161-0


This paper considers the optimisation of batch extractive distillation, using heterogeneous entrainers for the first time. The objective function includes the maximum of overall profit and the optimisation variables are the entrainer flowrate and the reflux ratio that is an optimal combination of both decanted phases. Simulation and optimization is performed within MATLAB, by using a genetic algorithm coupled to a short-cut model of the distillation column. The performance of the optimisation scheme is illustrated through the separation of chloroform – methanol mixture with water considering either a constant or a piecewise constant policy for both optimization variables.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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 20th European Symposium of Computer Aided Process Engineering, 28 ESCAPE-20 website: http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/bookdescription.cws_home/722938/description#description
HAL Id:hal-04027836
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Instituto Superior de Tecnologias y Ciencias Aplicadas - InSTEC (CUBA)
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Deposited On:20 Oct 2010 16:13

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