Distillation Control, Optimization, and Tuning: Fundamentals and Strategies, 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

Distillation Control, Optimization, and Tuning

Fundamentals and Strategies, 1st Edition

By Lanny Robbins

CRC Press

144 pages

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Emphasis on improved quality and performance of distilled products and the demand for reduced operating costs place a heavy burden on both the personnel responsible for profitability and the manufacturing department charged with operating the processing equipment. There have been dramatic improvements in the computer software and hardware used to s

Table of Contents

Introduction and Overview. Distillation Control Variables. Separation Power. Distillate/Feed Material Balance Split. Distillation Control Strategies. Constraints. Optimizing Product Quality Performance. PID Feedback Control Loop. Closed Loop Tuning of Controllers. Open Loop Testing of Process Response. Appendix.

About the Author

Dr. Lanny Robbins is the president of Larco Technologies. He retired as a Research Fellow after 37 years at The Dow Chemical Company in Midland, Michigan. He received the Marston Medal, the top honor awarded by the Engineering Department at Iowa State University. His expertise is in fundamental chemical engineering research and pilot plant process development, especially for separation and purification processes.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Industrial & Technical