Exploration of the Design of Distillation Columns – Beyond Reflux and Tray Count

Abstract

In this work, different alternatives for locating the optimal feed stage in a distillation column as well as the effect of the feed temperature are studied, by solving a classroom problem. The results obtained permit us to select the best way to optimize the feed stage location as well as to detect what thermal feed phase conditions should be avoided.

Author Biographies

Amparo Gómez Siurana, University of Alicante

Amparo Gómez Siurana is a full professor of Advanced Separation Processes at the University of Alicante (Spain). Her research interests focus on the study of the thermal and catalytic pyrolysis of different organic materials. She is very interested in the development of strategies to improve the learning of separation processes, considering aspects beyond the usual contents of conventional courses. ORCID: 0000-0001-8334-0606

Alicia Font Escamilla, University of Alicante

Alicia Font Escamilla is associate professor at the University of Alicante (Spain). Her research has been focused on the experimental determination of phase equilibria and its application in separation processes. Her research and teaching are closely related and, for this reason, she is trying to deepen knowledge and skills of separation process students. ORCID: 0000-0003-2469-6391

 

Published
2021-02-05
Section
Class and Home Problems