Chapter 15. Undesired Reactions in Towers

  1. Henry Z. Kister

Published Online: 25 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780471690726.ch15

Distillation Troubleshooting

Distillation Troubleshooting

How to Cite

Kister, H. Z. (2006) Undesired Reactions in Towers, in Distillation Troubleshooting, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780471690726.ch15

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471467441

Online ISBN: 9780471690726



  • undesired chemical reactions;
  • dehydration reactions;
  • decomposition;
  • product contamination;
  • fouling


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Lowering Bottom Temperature can Stop Reaction

  • Reaction, Azeotroping, Accumulation, and Foaming

  • Do not Prejudge the Desirability of a Reaction