Conversion inference for ETBE reactive distillation

Tadé, Moses O. & Tian, Yu-Chu (2000) Conversion inference for ETBE reactive distillation. Separation and Purification Technology, 19(1-2), pp. 85-91.

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Abstract

Reactive distillation (RD) integrates reaction and separation into a single process, resulting in dual process objectives: maximization of reactant conversion and product purity. Both the objectives, which are generally inconsistent, must be carefully considered in RD operation. Unfortunately, neither the conversion nor the purity is economically and reliably available. This work showed that the conversion could be inferred from multiple temperatures. A third-order two-variable nonlinear inferential model was recommended for synthesis of ethyl tert-butyl ether (ETBE) with a 10-stage RD column. The temperatures of the bottom reactive section and the reboiler were employed in the model. The experimental design, model identification and model test were investigated as well.

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ID Code: 98830
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Reactive distillation, inferential model, conversion, ETBE, process control
DOI: 10.1016/S1383-5866(99)00080-5
ISSN: 1383-5866
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CHEMICAL ENGINEERING (090400) > Process Control and Simulation (090407)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Funding:
  • ARC LARGE GRANT/A89803888
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2000 Elsevier Science B.V.
Deposited On: 14 Sep 2016 22:55
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2016 10:06

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