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Chemical Process Design: Computer-Aided Case Studies by Alexandre C. Dimian

By Alexandre C. Dimian

This useful how-to-do publication offers with the layout of sustainable chemical techniques via systematic equipment aided by means of computing device simulation. abundant case stories illustrate popular artistic matters, in addition to the effective use of simulation suggestions, with every one status for an enormous factor taken from perform. The didactic method courses readers from uncomplicated wisdom to studying complicated flow-sheets, beginning with chemistry and thermodynamics, through strategy synthesis, effective use of strength and waste minimization, correct as much as plant-wide regulate and strategy dynamics. The simulation effects are in comparison with flow-sheets and function indices of exact commercial authorized tactics, whereas the whole enter info for all of the case stories can be supplied, permitting readers to breed the consequences with their very own simulators. for everybody attracted to the layout of cutting edge chemical methods.

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The procedure, initially proposed by Jim Douglas and coworkers in the decade 1980–90 [1, 2], describes the conceptual design process as a logical sequence of analysis and synthesis steps grouped in levels. Each level involves a flowsheet development mechanism based on design decisions. The result is not a unique solution but a collection of alternative flowsheets from which an evaluation procedure eliminates the less attractive ones. In the original formulation, the evaluation and ranking of alternatives relies on the computation of an economic potential (EP) as representing the difference between revenues and manufacturing fees.

The metrics should be simple, understandable by a larger public, useful for decisionmaking agents, consistent and reproducible. 1: Production of Phenone by Acetylation Reaction [2] Phenone is produced by the acetylation of benzyl chloride with o-xylene via a Friedel–Crafts reaction. 1 presents the elements of the material balance. Calculate the efficiency of raw materials. 979 (700 + 550 + 700 + 258) The calculation shows that the stoichiometric yield RY is acceptable, but the theoretical balance yield BAt poor, because catalyst complex lost after reaction.

These should consider commercial fees and transportation costs. Using spot prices is not reliable for the long-term assessment of a process plant. For example, for some commodities the difference between the prices of raw materials and products might be occasionally negative. When the raw materials are intermediate commodities, as in petrochemistry, the best solution is integrating several plants on the same site. Therefore, the economic potential at the I/O level could be seen merely as a tool for selecting the chemical route, and at the same time for setting targets when purchasing raw materials.

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