Heat-Integrated Columns

  • William L. Luyben


The rapid increase in energy prices in the 1970s spurred a flurry of activity in energy conservation programs in the chemical industry. Because distillation columns are major energy consumers in many chemical plants, more energy-efficient designs for distillation systems were actively studied.


Heat Input Distillation Column Manipulate Variable Heat Integration Relative Volatility 
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  1. Knapp, J. P., and Doherty, M. F. (1990). Thermal integration of homogeneous azeotropic distillation sequences. AIChE J. 36, 969–984.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Van Nostrand Reinhold 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • William L. Luyben
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  1. 1.Lehigh UniversityUSA

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