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Title: A New Framework for Combining a Condenser and Reboiler in a Configuration To Consolidate Distillation Columns

Abstract

Heat and mass integration to consolidate distillation columns in a configuration is often characterized by elimination of a reboiler and condenser associated with the same components. We study a new and more general approach to column consolidation, of which the conventional approach is a special case. In the new approach, the reboiler of a column is coupled with the condenser of another, through heat and mass integration in an additional section (HMA-section). The introduction of an HMA-section eliminates multiple connecting streams/valves, reduces the number of reboilers, condensers, and distillation columns by one each, and reduces the heat duty of the configuration. We exhaustively enumerate HMA-sections, and lay out a framework to identify all configurations with HMA-sections. Through examples, we show that both heat integration and mass integration resulting from introducing an HMA-section contribute to reduce the heat duty significantly.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [1]
  1. Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN (United States). School of Chemical Engineering
  2. Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN (United States). Krannert School of Management
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Advanced Manufacturing Office (EE-5A)
OSTI Identifier:
1511534
Grant/Contract Number:  
EE0005768
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 54; Journal Issue: 42; Journal ID: ISSN 0888-5885
Publisher:
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Citation Formats

Madenoor Ramapriya, Gautham, Shenvi, Anirudh A., Tawarmalani, Mohit, and Agrawal, Rakesh. A New Framework for Combining a Condenser and Reboiler in a Configuration To Consolidate Distillation Columns. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1021/acs.iecr.5b01701.
Madenoor Ramapriya, Gautham, Shenvi, Anirudh A., Tawarmalani, Mohit, & Agrawal, Rakesh. A New Framework for Combining a Condenser and Reboiler in a Configuration To Consolidate Distillation Columns. United States. doi:10.1021/acs.iecr.5b01701.
Madenoor Ramapriya, Gautham, Shenvi, Anirudh A., Tawarmalani, Mohit, and Agrawal, Rakesh. Thu . "A New Framework for Combining a Condenser and Reboiler in a Configuration To Consolidate Distillation Columns". United States. doi:10.1021/acs.iecr.5b01701. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1511534.
@article{osti_1511534,
title = {A New Framework for Combining a Condenser and Reboiler in a Configuration To Consolidate Distillation Columns},
author = {Madenoor Ramapriya, Gautham and Shenvi, Anirudh A. and Tawarmalani, Mohit and Agrawal, Rakesh},
abstractNote = {Heat and mass integration to consolidate distillation columns in a configuration is often characterized by elimination of a reboiler and condenser associated with the same components. We study a new and more general approach to column consolidation, of which the conventional approach is a special case. In the new approach, the reboiler of a column is coupled with the condenser of another, through heat and mass integration in an additional section (HMA-section). The introduction of an HMA-section eliminates multiple connecting streams/valves, reduces the number of reboilers, condensers, and distillation columns by one each, and reduces the heat duty of the configuration. We exhaustively enumerate HMA-sections, and lay out a framework to identify all configurations with HMA-sections. Through examples, we show that both heat integration and mass integration resulting from introducing an HMA-section contribute to reduce the heat duty significantly.},
doi = {10.1021/acs.iecr.5b01701},
journal = {Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research},
issn = {0888-5885},
number = 42,
volume = 54,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {10}
}

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