Design aspects of energy-integrated batch distillation


Distillation is one of the most commonly used as well as the most significant contributor of energy in chemical processing complex. Energy integration can improve the sustainability of the process by reducing utility requirement in batch distillation. However, operation of such columns is challenging. Traditionally, design of such systems is pursued without giving any consideration for operation. In the light of this, this project aims as developing a design framework for such distillation columns to address operational challenges. 

Skills required: Matlab/Aspen/Hysys for simulations, basic knowledge of optimisation.

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