2nd Edition

Batch Distillation Simulation, Optimal Design, and Control, Second Edition

By Urmila Diwekar Copyright 2012
    400 Pages 149 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    400 Pages 149 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Most available books in chemical engineering mainly pertain to continuous processes, with batch distillation relegated to a small section. Filling this void in the chemical engineering literature, Batch Distillation: Simulation, Optimal Design, and Control, Second Edition helps readers gain a solid, hands-on background in batch processing. The second edition of this bestseller explores numerous new developments in batch distillation that have emerged since the publication of the first edition.

    New to the Second Edition

    • Special sections on complex column configurations and azeotropic, extractive, and reactive distillation
    • A chapter on various kinds of uncertainties in batch distillation
    • A chapter covering software packages for batch distillation simulation, design, optimization, and control
    • Separate chapters on complex columns and complex systems
    • Up-to-date references and coverage of recent research articles

    This edition continues to explain how to effectively design, synthesize, and make operations decisions related to batch processes. Through careful treatments of uncertainty analysis, optimization, and optimal control methods, the author gives readers the necessary tools for making the best decisions in practice.

    While primarily designed for a graduate course in batch distillation, the text can also be used in undergraduate chemical engineering courses. In addition, researchers and academics faced with batch distillation research problems and practicing chemical engineers tackling problems in actual day-to-day operations will find the book to be a useful reference source.

    Simple Distillation
    Why Batch Distillation?

    Basic Modes of Operation
    Theoretical Analysis
    Constant Reflux
    Variable Reflux
    Optimal Reflux

    Column Dynamics
    Governing Equations
    Error and Stability
    Numerical Integration Techniques
    Solution of Column Dynamics

    Simplified Models
    The Need for Simplification
    Shortcut Method
    Modified Shortcut Method
    Collocation-Based Model
    Hierarchy of Models and BATCH-DIST

    Objective Functions
    Degrees of Freedom Analysis
    Feasibility Considerations
    Problem Solution

    Complex Columns
    Inverted Column
    Middle Vessel Column

    Complex Systems
    Azeotropic Systems
    Extractive Distillation
    Reactive Distillation

    Batch Distillation Control
    Optimal Control in Batch Distillation
    Closed-Loop Control

    Consideration of Uncertainty
    Static Uncertainties and Stochastic Modeling
    Optimization under Uncertainty
    Uncertainty in Batch Distillation
    Optimal Control under Uncertainty

    Batch Distillation Software Programs
    CHEMCAD Batch Distillation
    BPRC: MultiBatchDS
    Comparison of Software Packages



    Urmila Diwekar is the president and founder of the Vishwamitra Research Institute, a non-profit research organization that develops methods, algorithms, and approaches for rapid, reliable, and robust multiple objective optimal decision making under uncertainty. She was previously a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Diwekar has authored more than 120 peer-reviewed papers and is a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering.