Optimization studies in sulfuric acid production

Anton A. Kiss, Costin S. Bildea, Peter J.T. Verheijen

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Current legislation imposes tighter restrictions to reduce the impact of process industry on environment. This work presents the dynamic simulation and optimization results for an existing sulfuric acid plant. Operational problems may occur when the process is disturbed due to production rate changes or catalyst deactivation, the non-linear response of the plant leading to sustained oscillations. Since the plant is operated near full capacity, only minor increases in energy production can be achieved. However, the SOx emissions can be significantly reduced by ≈40% or more, by optimizing the operating parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)737-742
Number of pages6
JournalComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
Issue numberC
Publication statusPublished - 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Computer Science Applications

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