Energy saving characteristics of the internally heat integrated distillation column (HIDiC) pilot plant for multicomponent petroleum distillation

Kinpei Horiuchi, Kiro Yanagimoto, Kunio Kataoka, Masaru Nakaiwa, Koichi Iwakabe, Keigo Matsuda

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Abstract

Internally heat-integrated distillation columns (HIDiCs) are one of the most attractive alternatives for the conventional distillation columns (CDiCs) since HIDiCs have very high potential to separate a mixture with smaller energy consumption compared to CDiCs. In order to prove the energy saving characteristics of HIDiCs, a pilot plant of HIDiC was constructed for the separation of multicomponent hydrocarbon mixture. The HIDiC pilot plant was operated at zero external reflux condition, and achieved more than 50% reduction in the energy consumption compared to the simulation results of the existent CDiC.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)771-778
Number of pages8
JournalJOURNAL OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING OF JAPAN
Volume41
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Energy saving
  • Heat integrated distillation Column
  • Pilot plant
  • Simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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