Total Reflux Simulation of Packed Column Distillation
This paper presents a simulation algorithm with a rate-based model for a packed distillation column at total reflux.<BR>The proposed algorithm consists of 1) composition and temperature profile calculation, which is slightly modified from the one for steady-state continuous distillation at finite reflux, and 2) composition correction for accelerating convergence with the overall θ method based on the component material balance considering liquid hold-up within the distillation column.<BR>Simulation results are compared with the experimental results of a ternary system obtained from a 0.21 m diameter packed distillation column. Fairly good agreement is obtained, though proper evaluation of the effective interfacial area and liquid hold-up distribution is essential for better simulation.
- Journal of chemical engineering of Japan
Journal of chemical engineering of Japan 32(1), 69-75, 1999-02
The Society of Chemical Engineers, Japan