Tuning a Distillation Column Simulator

Kurt Erik Häggblom, Ramkrishna Ghosh

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    A dynamic simulation model for binary distillation is presented. The model is based on mass, component and energy balances as well as pertinent expressions for the thermodynamic properties of the binary mixture. The model includes a total condenser, producing a reflux with a varying degree of subcooling, and a thermosyphon reboiler, which introduces several operating parameters. Parameters related to the operation of the condenser and the reboiler as well as tray efficiencies and heat losses from the column are determined by fitting to experimental data.

    Original languageUndefined/Unknown
    Title of host publication21st European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering – ESCAPE 21
    EditorsEN Pistikopoulos, MC Georgiadis, AC Kokossis
    ISBN (Print)978-0-444-53895-6
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventESCAPE - 21st European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering – ESCAPE 21
    Duration: 29 May 20111 Jun 2011




    • Data reconciliation
    • Distillation modelling
    • Dynamic simulator
    • Parameter estimation

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