A Conceptual Design Algorithm for Single-Feed Hybrid Reactive Distillation Column involving azeotropic systems

Shabih Ul Hasan, Sanjay M. Mahajani and Ranjan K. Malik,    Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay-400076, India

Abstract

Reactive Distillation (RD) which combines reaction and distillation can be advantageously used to obtain desired selectivities in case of multi-reaction system. In case of azeotropic systems, the presence of complex vapor liquid equilibrium and distillation boundaries, shrink the feasible stage composition region and thereby increase design complexity for RD systems. Therefore an attempt is made here to develop a conceptual design algorithm based on boundary value method for the ...

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