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Title: Modeling and simulation of catalytic distillation column for esterification of acetic acid with methanol
Authors: Chandrakar A.K.
Agarwal, Vijaykumar
Chand S.
Wasewar K.L.
Published in: International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering
Abstract: The present investigation pertains to a theoretical study of simulation of a multicomponent catalytic distillation column. Basically it deals with the development of a mathematical model for esterification of acetic acid with methanol by using a packed column with two different feed setups: a single feed column and a two feed column. The reaction kinetics has been assumed to be heterogeneous. It also includes the solution technique for the solution of the model. An in-house code in C++ has been developed to solve the model equations. Further, the comparison of the model has been done with available experimental data. Finally the effect of design variables namely- reflux ratio, feed tray location, and start of reactive section have been studied. Copyright © 2007 The Berkeley Electronic Press. All rights reserved.
Citation: International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering (2007), 5(): -
Issue Date: 2007
Keywords: Acetic acid
Catalytic distillation
ISSN: 15426580
Author Scopus IDs: 15833877900
Author Affiliations: Chandrakar, A.K., IIT Roorkee, India
Agarwal, V.K., IIT Roorkee, India
Chand, S., IIT Roorkee, India
Wasewar, K.L., IIT Roorkee, India
Corresponding Author: Chandrakar, A.K.; IIT RoorkeeIndia; email:
Appears in Collections:Journal Publications [CH]

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