10. Reactive Distillation

  1. Anton Alexandru Kiss

Published Online: 2 APR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118543702.ch10

Advanced Distillation Technologies: Design, Control and Applications

Advanced Distillation Technologies: Design, Control and Applications

How to Cite

Kiss, A. A. (2013) Reactive Distillation, in Advanced Distillation Technologies: Design, Control and Applications, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118543702.ch10

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 APR 2013
  2. Published Print: 12 MAR 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119993612

Online ISBN: 9781118543702

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Keywords:

  • design and control;
  • feasibility and technical evaluation;
  • industrial applications;
  • modeling and simulation;
  • reactive distillation;
  • specific equipment;
  • working principle

Summary

Reactive distillation (RD) is an integrated operation that combines reaction and separation into a single unit allowing the simultaneous production and removal of products, and thus improving the productivity and selectivity, reducing the energy use, eliminating the need for solvents and leading to intensified, high-efficiency systems with green engineering attributes. Some of these benefits are realized by using reaction to improve separation while others are obtained by using separation to improve reactions – the maximum effect being achieved when both aspects are important. This chapter addresses the working principle of RD, providing also a practical scheme for the evaluation of the RD feasibility and technical requirements. In addition, key aspects related to the modeling, design and control of RD are discussed and then illustrated by means of industrial case studies.