Simultaneous Optimization of the Design and Operation of Batch Reactive Distillation Processes

@inproceedings{Kao2016SimultaneousOO,
  title={Simultaneous Optimization of the Design and Operation of Batch Reactive Distillation Processes},
  author={Yu-Lung Kao and Jeffrey D. Ward},
  year={2016}
}
Simultaneous optimization of equipment design and process operation for batch reactive distillation processes is studied in this work. The minimal total annual cost problem is illustrated with two realistic chemical systems: hydrolysis of methyl lactate and esterification of formic acid. The effect of design and operating variables on total annual cost is investigated. The optimization results suggest that a reflux policy which maintains constant distillate composition can provide nearly… CONTINUE READING
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