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Optimal design of distillation column using three dimensional exergy analysis curves

Hashim , Haslenda and Khoa, T. D. and Shuhaimi, M. and Panjeshahi, M. H. (2010) Optimal design of distillation column using three dimensional exergy analysis curves. Energy, 35 (12). 5309 -5319. ISSN 0360-5442

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2010.07.032

Abstract

This paper presents two main contributions. Firstly, a new exergy graphical method is proposed for optimaldesign of distillationcolumn with minimum exergy lost. The method is applicable to both grass-root and retrofit cases, respectively. The effect of design and operating parameters of a distillationcolumn on the exergy lost is graphically visualized by threedimensionalexergyanalysiscurves. The curve shows the correlations between exergy lost, design and operating parameters of a distillationcolumn. This technique can be used as an effective method to reduce the simulation effort to search for the optimum design and operating parameters of a distillationcolumn at minimum exergy lost. Besides, visualization also enhances the engineers’ understanding of the column performance. The other contribution is a four-level idealization concept, which is based on threedimensional graphical exergyanalysiscurves. The concept defines the effect of transport rate and configuration on exergy lost of distillationcolumn. The effectiveness of the method has been demonstrated on a xylene column, which suggested that an implementation of feed pre-heater yields a significant reduction in exergy lost by up to 15.5%.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:exergy lost, diabatic column, process simulation, process optimization
Subjects:Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions:Chemical Engineering
ID Code:26566
Deposited By: Liza Porijo
Deposited On:18 Jul 2012 02:53
Last Modified:20 Aug 2014 09:02

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