Simulation and design of a dividing wall column with an analysis of a vapour splitting device

Andreu Bernad-Serra, Kaj Jakobsson*, Ville Alopaeus

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The simulation and control of dividing wall columns are two of the main issues blocking their widespread use. The latter could be mitigated by controlling the vapour split in these columns, but this is rarely considered due to the lack of a device for doing so. The objective of this work is to review the current simulation strategies for dividing wall columns as well as the working principles of a vapour splitting device. To assess its viability, a dividing wall column was simulated, sized and its results were used to study the required pressure drop of the device for a given vapour split. Finally, the vapour splitting device was studied by means of computational fluid dynamics to adjust its geometry in order to fullit the required pressure drops.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChemical Engineering Transactions
PublisherAIDIC (the Italian Association of Chemical Engineering)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9788895608662
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

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