Leader: A Hoadley
Clayton First semester 2006 (OCL)
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