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    Distillation Columns and Internals for Today's Process Challenges

    Posted by Lennis Perez

    May 23, 2019 11:17:00 AM

    (Note: This article was derived from Chemical Engineering Magazine’s April 2019 article Distillation: It’s What’s on the Inside that Counts by Joy LePree, featuring De Dietrich Process Systems.  For more information and to see the original article in its entirety, click here.)  


    Topics: columns, distillation

    Distillation Overhead Selection Criteria: How to Size a Condenser

    Posted by Todd Pollack

    Mar 1, 2018 11:08:00 AM

    distillation overheads-1.pngIf you have a reactor in your facility, chances are it isn’t just sitting there as a solo piece of equipment. More than likely, it is a part of a system that integrates other components to carry out multiple operations.  Many batch applications require the use of distillation overheads to carry out additional process functions, as reaction and distillation are often combined.  Basically, what happens here is the materials undergo a chemical reaction to create the desired products and then these products are separated into an end product and a by-product via distillation.


    Topics: Reactor, peripheral equipment, overheads, distillation