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A practical guidance: is your column operating under minimum pressure

A practical guidance: is your column operating under minimum pressure Save a few hundred thousand USD per year with the column optimization

Distillation is probably the most widely used separation process in the process industry; its applications ranging from the rectification of alcohol, which has been practised since antiquity, to the fractionation of crude oil. Because of their widely use in the process industry, they also represent a huge consumer of energy consumers and, therefore, a constant target of process optimization. 

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Thermodynamic basics for process modeling

Thermodynamic basics for process modeling Basic guidance to help you avoid problems caused by selection of wrong thermodynamic model

When developing a process model using any process simulator, one of the first steps for a user is to select the proper thermodynamic system. The choice of a thermodynamics will have a significant impact on the results of the model, such as accuracy, calculation complexity and abilities of convergence. These are all reasons why this step should be done with attention and taking into account characteristics of the system that is modelled. This article is sharing with you basic guidance to help you simplify this step and select the proper thermodynamic system. 

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