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Title: Final Report - Advanced Hydraulic and Mass Transfer Models for Distillation Column Optimization and Design

Final Report - Advanced Hydraulic and Mass Transfer Models for Distillation Column Optimization and Design The project successfully developed a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) based simulation of the hydrodynamics of flow in a commercial structured packing element. This result fulfilled the prime objective of the research program. The simulation utilized commercial CFD code marketed by Fluent Inc. in combination with a novel graphical interface developed by Oak Ridge National Lab. The end product will allow the design of next generation column internals without the need for extensive experimental validation and will expand the fundamental understanding of the vapor-liquid contacting process.
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OSTI Identifier:881299
Report Number(s):DOE/ID/14088-1
TRN: US200716%%112
DOE Contract Number:FC36-01ID14088
Resource Type:Technical Report
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Research Org:The University of Texas, Austin, Texas; Oak Ridge National Lab, Oak Ridge Tennessee
Sponsoring Org:USDOE - Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE)
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 42 ENGINEERING; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; DESIGN; DISTILLATION; FLUID MECHANICS; HYDRAULICS; HYDRODYNAMICS; MASS TRANSFER; OPTIMIZATION; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; SIMULATION; VALIDATION distillation; mass transfer, CFD, x-ray imaging