Mathematical Modelling and Simulation of Multicomponent Distillation Column for Acetone-Chloroform-Methanol System

Olaosebikan, A. Olafadehan and Victor, O. Adeniyi and Popoola, L.T. and Lukumon, Salami (2013) Mathematical Modelling and Simulation of Multicomponent Distillation Column for Acetone-Chloroform-Methanol System. Advanced Chemical Engineering Research, 2 (4). pp. 113-123.

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Abstract

A steady state mathematical model was developed to describe the operation type of multicomponent distillation process using a plate-to-plate method involving Murphree plate efficiency. The developed model equations were applied to a ternary system of acetone-chloroform-methanol in a ten-stage distillation column. An algorithm for solving the operation type of this ternary distillation problem was presented. Numerical solutions were obtained via MATLAB using condenser’s boundary condition as initial guess. The simulated results of the variations of temperature, activity coefficient and mole fractions of acetone, chloroform and methanol in the liquid, with number of theoretical stages in the 10-stage distillation column, conformed to the trends in the literature. The convergence behaviour of the method employed in this work showed that convergence was achieved within 7-10 iterations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Distillation; Plate-to-plate Method; Murphree Plate Efficiency; Ternary; Activity Coefficient; Convergence
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QD Chemistry
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry
Depositing User: Mr Tayo Okunlola
Date Deposited: 20 May 2016 11:24
Last Modified: 20 May 2016 11:24
URI: http://eprints.abuad.edu.ng/id/eprint/730

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