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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In this work, integrated 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 19th Nordic Process Control Workshop
EditorsS. Skogestad
Number of pages6
PublisherNorwegian University of Science and Technology
Publication date2015
Article number17
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event19th Nordic Process Control Workshop - Hurtigruten, Trondheim, Norway
Duration: 13 Jan 201516 Jan 2015
Conference number: 19


Conference19th Nordic Process Control Workshop

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