Sustainable design of a reactive distillation system

Edwin Zondervan, Aaron D. Bojarski, Antonio Espuña, André B. de Haan, Luis Puigjaner

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    In this contribution we propose a framework that can be used as a tool for sustainable process design in which the combined assessment of economic and environmental impact is performed. The framework combines three phases in the design procedure i) goal definition and model building, ii) sensitivity analysis and iii) interpretation of the collected data using pareto analysis and rank- and proximity criteria. The proposed methodology is implemented as a scenario-based optimization tool that can be used to study integer and continuous process variables.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)61-65
    Number of pages5
    JournalComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
    Publication statusPublished - 2 Jul 2012
    Event22nd European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering (ESCAPE 22) - University College, London, United Kingdom
    Duration: 17 Jun 201220 Jun 2012
    Conference number: 22


    • Reactive distillation
    • Sustainability metrics


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