Chapter 1. Troubleshooting Distillation Simulations

  1. Henry Z. Kister

Published Online: 25 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780471690726.ch1

Distillation Troubleshooting

Distillation Troubleshooting

How to Cite

Kister, H. Z. (2006) Troubleshooting Distillation Simulations, in Distillation Troubleshooting, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780471690726.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 24 APR 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471467441

Online ISBN: 9780471690726



  • distillation troubleshooting;
  • simulations;
  • vapor-liquid equilibrium;
  • methanol;
  • debutanizer


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Methanol in C3 Splitter Overhead?

  • Water in Debutanizer: Quo Vadis?

  • Beware of High Hydrocarbon Volatilities in Wastewater Systems

  • A Hydrocarbon Vlle Method Used for Aqueous Feed Equilibrium

  • Modeling Ternary Mixture Using Binary Interaction Parameters

  • Very Low Concentrations Require Extra Care in VLE Selection

  • Diagrams Troubleshoot Acetic Acid Dehydration Simulation

  • Everything Vaporized in a Crude Vacuum Tower Simulation

  • Crude Vacuum Tower Simulation Underestimates Residue Yield

  • Misled by Analysis

  • Incorrect Feed Characterization Leads to Impossible Product Specifications

  • Can You Name the Key Components?

  • Local Equilibrium for Condensers in Series

  • Simulator Hydraulic Predictions: To Trust or Not to Trust?

  • Packing Hydraulic Predictions: To Trust or Not to Trust

  • Do Good Correlations Make the Simulation Hydraulic Calculations Reliable?