Case Studies

Alexandre C. Dimian, Costin S. Bildea, Anton A. Kiss

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Three case studies illustrate key issues developed in this book. The first one deals with the design and simulation of a process for the thermal hydrodealkylation of toluene. This classical example concentrates on the essential teaching issues of process synthesis and integration for processes with reaction, separation and recycle. A special feature is the study of the plantwide control strategy. The second case study deals with product development and process design for manufacturing glycerol tert-butyl ether, which is a combustion enhancer of motor fuels. The third case study handles an advanced subject in process intensification, the production of biodiesel by the esterification of fatty acids with methanol in a reactive (DWC). The above cases are supported by computer simulation in both steady-state and dynamic modes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
PublisherElsevier B.V.
Number of pages42
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014

Publication series

NameComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
ISSN (Print)1570-7946


  • Biodiesel
  • Fatty esters
  • Fuel additives
  • Glycerol tert-butyl ether
  • GTBE
  • HDA
  • Reactive DWC
  • Toluene hydrodealkylation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Computer Science Applications

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