Claudia Gutiérrez-Antonio

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Departamento de Ingenierı́a Quı́mica, DiVisión de Ciencias Naturales y Exactas, UniVersidad de Guanajuato, Campus Guanajuato, Noria Alta s/n, 36050, Guanajuato, Gto., México, CIATEQ, A.C., AV. del Retablo 150, Col. FoVissste, 76150, Querétaro, Querétaro, México., Departamento de Ingenierı́a Quı́mica, Instituto Tecnológico de Aguascalientes, AV. Adolfo López(More)
The design and optimization of a coupled multicomponent distillation system is a non-linear and multivariable problem. The complexity of this kind of problem results in high solving difficulty. This paper addresses the application of genetic algorithms to the optimization of intensified distillation systems for quaternary distillations. We used a(More)
Design of reactive distillation sequences is a major computer-aided design challenge. The optimal design of reactive complex distillation systems is a highly nonlinear and multivariable problem, and the objective function used as optimization criterion is generally nonconvex with several local optimums and subject to several constraints. In addition,(More)
Azeotropy is a special case of phase equilibrium phenomenon that occurs in many industrial applications, and its presence restricts the separation amount of a multicomponent mixture that can be achieved by distillation. Azeotropes can be classified as homogeneous and heterogeneous, depending on the number of liquid phases involved in the phase equilibrium(More)
Exxerpro Solutions, Av. del Sol 1B Interior 4B, Plaza Comercial El Sol, El Tintero, Querétaro, Querétaro, 76134, México In this work, two schemes are analyzed for the reduction on energy consumptions for ternary distillation: a Petlyuk column, PC, and a Petlyuk with postfractionator system, PCP. To perform the optimal design of the analyzed systems, the use(More)
Dividing wall columns are intensified process equipment with the capacity of reducing both capital and operational costs for a given vapor−liquid separation, when compared with conventional distillation sequences. For some kinds of mixtures, distillation systems with two dividing walls have been theoretically proved to present lower energy requirements and(More)
Design and analysis of distillation columns usually takes place by using rigorous equilibrium models, where efficiencies are utilized to enhance the designs obtained and have a better approach to the real performance of the column. A second alternative, based on the mass and heat transfer rates, has been proposed and it is known as the non-equilibrium (or(More)