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Description - Reactive Distillation Design and Control by William L. Luyben

After an overview of the fundamentals, limitations, and scope of reactive distillation, this book uses rigorous models for steady-state design and dynamic analysis of different types of reactive distillation columns and quantitatively compares the economics of reactive distillation columns with conventional multi-unit processes. It goes beyond traditional steady-state design that primarily considers the capital investment and energy costs when analyzing the control structure and the dynamic robustness of disturbances, and discusses how to maximize the economic and environmental benefits of reactive distillation technology.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780470226124
ISBN-10: 0470226129
Format: Hardback
(259mm x 179mm x 35mm)
Pages: 574
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - William L. Luyben

William L. Luyben, PHD, is Professor of Chemical Engineering at Lehigh University. In addition to forty years of teaching, Dr. Luyben spent nine years as an engineer with Exxon and DuPont. He has written nine books and more than 200 papers. He was the 2004 recipient of the Computing Practice Award from the CAST Division of the AIChE and was elected in 2005 to the Process Automation Hall of Fame. CHENG-CHING YU, PHD, has spent sixteen years as a Professor at National Taiwan University of Science and Technology and four years at National Taiwan University. He has published over 100 technical papers in the areas of plant-wide process control, reactive distillation, control of microelectronic processes, and modeling of fuel cell systems.