Despite many predictions over the years to the contrary, distillation remains the most important separation method in the chemical and petroleum industries. Distillation columns constitute a significant fraction of the capital investment in chemical plants and refineries around the world, and the operating costs of distillation columns are often a major part of the total operating costs of many processes. Therefore, the availability of practical techniques for developing effective and reliable control systems for efficient and safe operation of distillation systems is very important.
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