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Pressure Swing Distillation Simulation and Optimization of Azeotropic IBA + IBAc Mixture

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2013 by IJCA Journal
Volume 66 - Number 10
Year of Publication: 2013
A. M. Patwardhan
S. P. Shirsat
S. D. Dawande

A M Patwardhan, S P Shirsat and S D Dawande. Article: Pressure Swing Distillation Simulation and Optimization of Azeotropic IBA + IBAc Mixture. International Journal of Computer Applications 66(10):9-13, March 2013. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {A. M. Patwardhan and S. P. Shirsat and S. D. Dawande},
	title = {Article: Pressure Swing Distillation Simulation and Optimization of Azeotropic IBA + IBAc Mixture},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2013},
	volume = {66},
	number = {10},
	pages = {9-13},
	month = {March},
	note = {Full text available}


The present work is to simulate and analyze pressure-swing distillation process for azeotropic IBA-IBAc separation using CHEMCAD simulation software. The total number of feed plates, reflux ratio in first column and total number of plates, operating pressure and the feed stream concentration of IBA for the second column are varied to find the optimum feed plate location, to get the desired output i. e. 99. 5 mol % IBAc and 98. 5 mol % IBA as bottoms from the first and second column respectively, which gives the minimum total heat duty.


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