Control of Vapor Recompression Distillation Columns

  • Cristian A. Muhrer

Abstract

This chapter examines the dynamics and control of direct vapor recompression columns. Two specific, industrially important separations are looked at in detail. These are the ethanol-water system and a hydrocarbon system of commercial interest, such as might be found in a petroleum refinery (e.g., a propylene-propane splitter). For both systems there are substantial economic incentives for using vapor recompression.

Keywords

Petroleum Steam Hydrocarbon Propane Fractional Distillation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cristian A. Muhrer
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  1. 1.Air Product and Chemicals, Inc.USA

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