170Economic Optimization of a Steady-State Continues Benzene-Toluene Distillation Column


A Benzene-Toluene distillation column is modeled in this investigation. We developed a program in MATLAB software to apply the mathematical model and simulating this distillation column using HYSYS software. Then, we calculated the optimized reflex ratio to minimize the operating cost. This reflux ratio can be used to influence the steady-state operating point as well as the daily costs. The trade-offs between reflux ratios and operating costs is discussed in this study.

Keywords: Benzene, Toluene, Distillation Column, Optimal Reflux Ratio

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