Control of Vapor Recompression Distillation Columns
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.
KeywordsPetroleum Steam Hydrocarbon Propane Fractional Distillation
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