Isopropyl Myristate Production Process Optimization Using Response Surface Methodology and MATLAB

GIWA, Abdulwahab and GIWA, Saidat Olanipekun (2013) Isopropyl Myristate Production Process Optimization Using Response Surface Methodology and MATLAB. Isopropyl Myristate Production Process Optimization Using Response Surface Methodology and MATLAB, 2 (1). pp. 853-862. ISSN 2278-0181

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Abstract

This work was carried out to optimize the esterification process, between myristic acid and isopropanol, used for the production of isopropyl myristate in a reaction integrated distillation column taking the bottom mole fraction of isopropyl myristate as the objective function and the reflux ratio, the feed ratio and the reboiler duty as the manipulated variables. The experimental setup was built in form of a model using HYSYS 3.2. Response Surface Methodology was used to design the experimental simulations that were carried out. The results of the experimental simulations in addition to the designed experimental parameters were used to develop the model for the bottom mole fraction of isopropyl myristate using Design-Expert 7.0.0. The developed model was theoretically simulated and optimized with the aid of MATLAB R2012a and the theoretical optimum parameters found were used to run the experimental setup. The results obtained showed that the theoretical optimum values obtained with the aid of MATLAB R2012a were valid because the experimental simulation with these values gave the bottom isopropyl myristate mole fraction of 0.9912 that compared very well with the theoretical simulation value of bottom isopropyl myristate mole fraction of 1.0000.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: optimization, isopropyl myristate, HYSYS, Response surface methodology, MATLAB
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mr Tayo Okunlola
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2015 05:15
Last Modified: 23 Dec 2015 05:15
URI: http://eprints.abuad.edu.ng/id/eprint/463

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