3 years ago

Design and Control of a Heat Pump-Assisted Azeotropic Dividing Wall Column for EDA/Water Separation

Design and Control of a Heat Pump-Assisted Azeotropic Dividing Wall Column for EDA/Water Separation
Mengqi Chen, Jianxin Wang, Lanyi Sun, Minyan Zhu, Lin Cong, Na Yu
A novel heat pump-assisted azeotropic dividing wall column (HP-ADWC) has been proposed for the separation of a maximum-boiling ethylenediamine (EDA)/water system in this paper. Compared with conventional azeotropic distillation (CAD), HP-ADWC allows 42.93% energy savings and 24.36% total annual cost (TAC) savings if the payback period is assumed to be 8 years. To achieve the energy and economic benefits, this novel design must be controllable. However, it is challenging to control this complex and highly integrated HP-ADWC process since there are more interactive variables and fewer degrees of freedom than classic DWC process. In this paper, the dynamic controllability of HP-ADWC is studied by Aspen Dynamics and an effective control structure named CS4 is proposed, which works pretty well for the disturbances in both feed rate and feed composition.

Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.iecr.7b02466

DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b02466

You might also like
Discover & Discuss Important Research

Keeping up-to-date with research can feel impossible, with papers being published faster than you'll ever be able to read them. That's where Researcher comes in: we're simplifying discovery and making important discussions happen. With over 19,000 sources, including peer-reviewed journals, preprints, blogs, universities, podcasts and Live events across 10 research areas, you'll never miss what's important to you. It's like social media, but better. Oh, and we should mention - it's free.

  • Download from Google Play
  • Download from App Store
  • Download from AppInChina

Researcher displays publicly available abstracts and doesn’t host any full article content. If the content is open access, we will direct clicks from the abstracts to the publisher website and display the PDF copy on our platform. Clicks to view the full text will be directed to the publisher website, where only users with subscriptions or access through their institution are able to view the full article.