Steady-State Flowsheeting

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

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This chapter develops a general approach to steady-state flowsheeting, in a manner independent of a commercial simulation package. The user should be able to use efficiently any simulator after becoming familiar with some specific technical elements. The approach to solving a flowsheeting problem is explained by means of an example, the toluene hydrodealkylation process. The next section describes the generic capabilities of the flowsheeting software. Then, a large section deals with degrees of freedom analysis, an important topic in ensuring adequate specifications both for the simulation units and for the whole flowsheet. A section on methodology describes how to solve convergence problems, and how to use control structures to bring the simulation closer to the industrial reality. A final section deals with analysis tools, such as sensitivity, case studies and optimisation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-125
Number of pages53
JournalComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
Volume35
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • Computer-aided process engineering
  • Degree of freedom analysis
  • Process simulation
  • Steady-state flowsheeting

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  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Computer Science Applications

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Steady-State Flowsheeting. / Dimian, Alexandre C.; Bildea, Costin S.; Kiss, Anton A.

In: Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, Vol. 35, 2014, p. 73-125.

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Dimian, Alexandre C. ; Bildea, Costin S. ; Kiss, Anton A. / Steady-State Flowsheeting. In: Computer Aided Chemical Engineering. 2014 ; Vol. 35. pp. 73-125.
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