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September 1, 2006

Optimization of Complex Distillation Columns

Shortcut calculations are not always sufficient to optimize columns that involve multiple feed or product streams

G.P. Rangaiah, Chan Tsun Yue, Johnny and K. Hidajat, National U. of Singapore

    Distillation, based on differences in the volatility of components, is the most common unit operation for separating homogeneous mixtures. In simple distillation columns, a single feed stream is separated into two product streams. Complex...

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