Committee Chair

Thomas, Tricia A. W.

Committee Member

Ennis, Bryan; Jones, Frank; Hiestand, James W.

Department

Dept. of Engineering

College

College of Engineering and Computer Science

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

Increases in the run speed of readily available computing resources has significantly improved the performance of distillation design and simulation algorithms. Presented here is an algorithm for the simulation of a binary distillation column with a near instantaneous response of the output variables to changes in the input variables (low latency). A discussion of the evolution of distillation analysis methods in conjunction with the improvements in computing power is included. Emphasis is on the impact of these advanced methods on the demonstration and characterization of distillation concepts. A direction for the development of fast algorithms for the modeling of multi-component distillation systems is also discussed.

Degree

M. S.; A thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Science.

Date

5-2015

Subject

Distillation; Chemical processes -- Data processing; Chemical process control

Keyword

Distillation; spreadsheet; algorithm; model; equilibrium; binary

Document Type

Masters theses

Extent

x, 66 leaves

Language

English

Rights

Under copyright.

License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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