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A new improvement based on outlet fractionation and feedback has been developed for simulated moving bed (SMB) chromatography. In this contribution, this fractionation and feedback SMB (FF-SMB) concept is extended to the general scenario which integrates a simultaneous fractionation of both outlet streams. A model-based optimization approach, previously(More)
A novel modification of simulated moving bed (SMB) technology, referred to as fractionation and feedback SMB (FF-SMB), has been introduced recently. This concept is based on fractionating one or both outlet streams and feeding the off-spec fractions back into the unit alternatingly with the original feed mixture. In this paper, the optimization problem of(More)
This paper presents new multistage optimal startup and shutdown strategies for simulated moving bed (SMB) chromatographic processes. The proposed concept allows to adjust transient operating conditions stage-wise, and provides capability to improve transient performance and to fulfill product quality specifications simultaneously. A specially tailored(More)
SMB represents one of the widely established periodic adsorption processes and its periodic and nonlinear dynamics presents a significant challenge to the formulation and solution of the optimal startup issue. A multistage startup concept allowing to adjust operating conditions stage-wise is proposed. The startup problem is then formulated aiming at driving(More)
An enrichment step is proposed to simulated moving bed chromatography with fractionation and feedback (FF-SMB), a new variation of SMB, to concentrate recyclates before they are fed back into the unit. Effectiveness of this operation is evaluated by systematic optimization studies. Case studies reveal that enriching recyclates is advantageous to FF-SMB and(More)
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