Simulation of ternary distillation in a heat integrated distillation column (HIDiC) with a rate-based model

Keigo Matsuda*, Toshinari Nakanishi, Koichi Iwakabe, Kejin Huang, Takuji Yamamoto, Akira Endo, Takao Ohmori, Masaru Nakaiwa

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A simulation technique has been developed to calculate HIDiC models. A process simulator "gPROMS" for prediction of separation performance of the HIDiC with structured packing is developed by rate-based model using Maxwell-Stefan equations. Comparison of observed data from bench-scale (benzene-toluene system) separation concentric HIDiC plant, in which consisted of about 29 m in height and 254 mm in diameter. Predicted simulation results such as concentration, temperature and flow rate of top and bottom in the rectifying section and stripping section show good agreement with observed data. The effect of mass transfer and heat transfer in the HIDiC is also discussed. Moreover, a simulator using this model is developed to multicomponent HIDiC with concentric and compact heat exchanger systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2006 AIChE Spring National Meeting
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event2006 AIChE Spring National Meeting - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 2006 Apr 232006 Apr 27

Publication series

NameAIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings


Conference2006 AIChE Spring National Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Chemistry(all)


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