Energy efficient reactive distillation

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Distillation boundaries in non-reacting ternary liquid mixtures can be defined as local maxima in the line integral from any unstable node to all reachable stable nodes. The minimum energy design for a specified separation can be defined by the shortest feasible stripping trajectory. The geometric approach of Lucia and coworkers can be adapted for the determination of minimum energy reactive distillation systems. Examples include four component systems with a single equilibrium reaction and ternary systems with a kinetically controlled reaction. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 2007 AIChE Annual Meeting (Salt Lake City, UT 11/4-9/2007).

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2007 AIChE Annual Meeting

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