4460 Lab Lecture 1 2011

4460 Lab Lecture 1 2011 - CHEN 4460 – Process Synthesis,...

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Unformatted text preview: CHEN 4460 – Process Synthesis, Simulation and Optimization Dr. Mario Richard Eden Department of Chemical Engineering Auburn University Lab Lecture No. 1 – Heuristics for Process Synthesis September 6, 2011 Contains Material Developed by Dr. Daniel R. Lewin, Technion, Israel Heuristics for Process Synthesis Distribution of Chemicals • When nearly pure products are required, eliminate inert species before the reaction operations, when the separations are easily accomplished, or when the catalyst is adversely affected by the inert • Do not do this when a large exothermic heat of reaction must be removed. Heuristic 3: Example: Example: MTBE Manufacture To satisfy the Clean Air Act of 1990, gasoline must have a minimum oxygen atom content of 2.0 mole%. The most common source of this oxygen is methyl-tertiary-butyl-ether (MTBE) which is manufactured by the reaction: CH 3 OH + Iso-butene MTBE It is desired to construct a MTBE plant at your refinery, located...
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2011 for the course CHEM 4460 taught by Professor Eden during the Fall '11 term at Auburn University.

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