Feasibility of reactive pressure swing batch distillation in a double column configuration

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Ethyl-acetate is generally produced by the esterification reaction of ethanol with acetic acid. Since the reaction is equilibrium-limited, the use of reactive distillation is an attractive option. A new double column system is suggested for ethyl-acetate production application of reactive pressure swing batch distillation. The system is investigated by feasibility study based on the analysis of reactive and non-reactive residue curve maps and by rigorous simulation using a professional dynamic simulator.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)251-255
Number of pages5
JournalComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - Jun 20 2011



  • Dynamic Simulation
  • Ethyl-Acetate Production
  • Pressure Swing Batch Distillation
  • Reactive Batch Distillation
  • Reactive Residue Curve Map

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Computer Science Applications

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