Integrated Process Design and Control of Reactive Distillation Processes

Seyed Soheil Mansouri, Mauricio Sales-Cruz, Jakob Kjøbsted Huusom, John M. Woodley, Rafiqul Gani

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Abstract

In this work, integrated process design and control of reactive distillation processes is presented. Simple graphical design methods that are similar in concept to non-reactive distillation processes are used, such as reactive McCabe-Thiele method and driving force approach. The methods are based on the element concept, which is used to translate a system of compounds into elements. The operation of the reactive distillation column at the highest driving force and other candidate points is analyzed through analytical solution as well as rigorous open-loop and closed-loop simulations. By application of this approach, it is shown that designing the reactive distillation process at the maximum driving force results in an optimal design in terms of controllability and operability. It is verified that the reactive distillation design option is less sensitive to the disturbances in the feed at the highest driving force and has the inherent ability to reject disturbances.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Advanced Control of Chemical Processes
PublisherElsevier
Publication date2015
Pages1120-1125
Article numberWeM4.1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event9th International Symposium on Advanced Control of Chemical Processes - Whistler, Canada
Duration: 7 Jun 201510 Jun 2015
http://adchem2015.org/

Conference

Conference9th International Symposium on Advanced Control of Chemical Processes
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityWhistler
Period07/06/201510/06/2015
Internet address
SeriesI F A C Workshop Series
ISSN1474-6670

Keywords

  • Process design
  • Process control
  • Driving force
  • Reactive distillation
  • Element-based method

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