Singularity theory approach to ideal binary distillation

Costin S. Bildea, Alexandre C. Dimian

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The multiplicity of states in binary distillation is analyzed by rigorous application of the singularity theory. The mass reflux flow rate is considered as bifurcation parameter and the codimension-2 varieties that divide the feed composition-boilup parameter space into regions where different types of bifurcation diagrams exist are computed. The effect of physical and design parameters on the location and extent of the multiplicity regions was examined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2662-2666
Number of pages5
JournalAIChE Journal
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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