Based on the element mass balance concept, a graphical design method and a stage-to-stage multicomponent design method for reactive distillation columns have been developed. For distillation columns comprising reactive and non-reactive stages, a simple design strategy based on reactive and non-reactive bubble point calculations is proposed. This strategy tracks the conversion and temperature between the feed and the end stages of the column. An illustrative example highlights the verification of the design strategy through rigorous simulation.
Computer-aided Chemical Engineering: 34th European Symposium of the Working Party on Computer Aided Process Engineering : Escape-11, 27-30 May, 2001, Kolding, Denmark, 2001, p. 517-522
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Computer - Aided Chemical Engineering
11th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering, 2001