Synthesis of Ternary Homogeneous Azeotropic Distillation Sequences: Entrainer Selection

https://doi.org/10.22146/ajche.49752

Sutijan Sutijan(1*), Megan Jobson(2), Robin Smith(3)

(1) Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Gadjah Mada University, Jl. Grafika 2 Yogyakarta, Indonesia
(2) School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, The University of Manchester, PO Box 88, Sackville St, Manchester, M60 1QD, UK
(3) School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, The University of Manchester, PO Box 88, Sackville St, Manchester, M60 1QD, UK
(*) Corresponding Author

Abstract


This paper presents a methodology for automatic selection of entrainers for separating binary azeotropic mixtures using homogeneous azeotropic distillation. A new classification system for ternary mixtures based on the termini of distillation boundaries and the type (stability) of products and azeotropes is proposed. The new characterisation system is able to link candidate entrainers to flowsheet structures which can facilitate the separation. Existing entrainer selection criteria are extended to accommodate other promising entrainers, including light, intermediate and heavy-boiling entrainers.

Keywords


Azeotropic Distillation, Distillation Line Map, Distillation Sequence, Entrainer Selection, Residue Curve Map, Ternary

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