Short Courses Spring 2019

Distillation Short Course

  1. Vapor-liquid equilibrium calculation
    • Fugacity coefficient approach: SRK
    • Activity coefficient approaches: NRTL, UNIQUAC, UniFAC
  2. Process simulator design methods: AspenPlus Demo
    • Shortcut approaches: Fenske (Winn)-Underwood-Gilliland
    • Equilibrium stage approach
    • Rate-based approach
  3. Trayed tower design
    • Mass transfer (tray efficiency) models
    • Hydraulic / capacity  calculations
  4. Packed tower design (random / structured packing)
    • Mass transfer (HETP) models
    • Hydraulic / capacity  calculations
  5. Hands-on design case exercise (Process simulator and SRP DISTILL 2.2 program)

NOTE: We will load handout material for the course in the password protected BOX folder linked to the PSTC website.  The DISTILL 2.2 program is Excel based. It would be very beneficial if you could access your companies process simulation tools remotely.

Liquid Extraction Short Course

  1. Liquid Extraction Fundamentals
    • Definitions
    • Concepts
    • Equilibria
    • Hydraulics
    • Mass Transfer
    • Coalescence
  2. Extraction Equipment
    • Spray
    • Packed
    • Sieve Tray
    • Baffle Tray
    • Mechanically Agitated
  3. Example Calculations
    • Packed Extractor
    • Sieve Tray Extractor
  4. LLE Computer Program Discussion
  5. Trouble-shooting Discussion