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Title: Development of an ASPEN PLUS physical property database for biofuels components

Abstract

Physical property data for many of the key components used in the simulation for the ethanol from lignocellulose process are not available in the standard ASPEN PLUS property databases. Indeed, many of the properties necessary to successfully simulate this process are not available anywhere. In addition, inputting the available properties into each simulation is awkward and tedious, and mistakes can be easily introduced when a long list of physical property equation parameters is entered. Therefore, one must evaluate the literature, estimate properties where necessary, and determine a set of consistent physical properties for all components of interest. The components must then be entered into an in-house NREL ASPEN PLUS database so they can be called on without being retyped into each specific simulation. The first phase of this work is complete. A complete set of properties for the currently identifiable important compounds in the ethanol process is attached. With this as the starting base the authors can continue to search for and evaluate new properties or have properties measured in the laboratory and update the central database.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
257362
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-425-20685
ON: DE96007902; TRN: AHC29615%%59
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-83CH10093
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Apr 1996
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; 99 MATHEMATICS, COMPUTERS, INFORMATION SCIENCE, MANAGEMENT, LAW, MISCELLANEOUS; BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; INFORMATION SYSTEMS; LIGNIN; CELLULOSE; BIOCONVERSION; ETHANOL; BIOSYNTHESIS; REACTION INTERMEDIATES; DATA BASE MANAGEMENT; A CODES; ENTHALPY; DENSITY; EQUATIONS OF STATE; CRITICAL TEMPERATURE; CRITICAL PRESSURE; VAPOR PRESSURE; SPECIFIC HEAT; VAPORIZATION HEAT; FORMATION HEAT; GLUCOSE; XYLOSE; XYLANS; CELLULASE; GYPSUM; SIMULATOR; HEAT OF VAPORIZATION; LIQUID DENSITY

Citation Formats

Wooley, R.J., and Putsche, V. Development of an ASPEN PLUS physical property database for biofuels components. United States: N. p., 1996. Web. doi:10.2172/257362.
Wooley, R.J., & Putsche, V. Development of an ASPEN PLUS physical property database for biofuels components. United States. doi:10.2172/257362.
Wooley, R.J., and Putsche, V. Mon . "Development of an ASPEN PLUS physical property database for biofuels components". United States. doi:10.2172/257362. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/257362.
@article{osti_257362,
title = {Development of an ASPEN PLUS physical property database for biofuels components},
author = {Wooley, R.J. and Putsche, V.},
abstractNote = {Physical property data for many of the key components used in the simulation for the ethanol from lignocellulose process are not available in the standard ASPEN PLUS property databases. Indeed, many of the properties necessary to successfully simulate this process are not available anywhere. In addition, inputting the available properties into each simulation is awkward and tedious, and mistakes can be easily introduced when a long list of physical property equation parameters is entered. Therefore, one must evaluate the literature, estimate properties where necessary, and determine a set of consistent physical properties for all components of interest. The components must then be entered into an in-house NREL ASPEN PLUS database so they can be called on without being retyped into each specific simulation. The first phase of this work is complete. A complete set of properties for the currently identifiable important compounds in the ethanol process is attached. With this as the starting base the authors can continue to search for and evaluate new properties or have properties measured in the laboratory and update the central database.},
doi = {10.2172/257362},
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number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {Mon Apr 01 00:00:00 EST 1996},
month = {Mon Apr 01 00:00:00 EST 1996}
}

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