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CHE5175 - Advanced distillation design

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Engineering

Leader(s): A Hoadley

Offered

Clayton First semester 2009 (Off-campus)

Synopsis

Distillation system design: column sequencing. Complex distillation columns: decomposition techniques. Thermodynamic analysis of distillation columns; modifying columns using thermodynamic analysis. Crude oil distillation design: modelling crude oil mixtures. Retrofit design of distillation systems: aims of de-bottlenecking. Azeotropic distillation problem representation for ternary mixtures; residue curves; distillation lines and pinch point curves. Composition profiles; total reflux; feasible composition profiles. Distillation sequence synthesis: conditions of feasible separations; entrainer selection; synthesising complex distillation columns.

Assessment

Examination: 90%
Assignment: 10%

Contact hours

26 hours lectures and practice classes

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