Divided Wall Distillation Column Design using Molecular Tracking

Gianluca Montonati, Nima Nazemzadeh, Jens Abildskov, Seyed Soheil Mansouri*

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Divided-wall column (DWC) is an intensified separation process and so far developing a simple procedure for designing these units has been challenging. In this work, the concept of molecular tracking has been integrated with conventional methods to build a simple and easy-to-use methodology for designing DWCs for multicomponent separations. Application of the proposed approach is highlighted through several three- and four-component mixtures. The configuration obtained using molecular tracking gives a design with lower energy demands for the column reboiler, compared to other design methodology, which directly impacts the OPEX of the system.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere17504
JournalA I Ch E Journal
Issue number2
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 2022


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