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Modeling and Simulation of Reactive Distillation for Biodiesel Production

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dc.contributor.advisor Abubekir, Yimam
dc.contributor.author Desalegn, Ayalew
dc.date.accessioned 2020-12-31T05:56:09Z
dc.date.available 2020-12-31T05:56:09Z
dc.date.issued 2015-02
dc.identifier.uri http://etd.aau.edu.et/handle/123456789/24410
dc.description.abstract In this thesis, theoretical investigations have been made concerning reactive distillation columns. The detailed steady state modeling, and simulation are made for biodiesel produced by reactive distillation. This study was performed through several steps in order to construct and develop an improved steady state model based on recent manner of MESH equations (Mass balance, Equilibrium, Summation of composition, and Heat balance) the reaction portion added to the mass and energy balance. This model was developed to study the behavior of multi component non ideal mixture in reactive distillation. The set of algebraic equations governing steady state composition profile in a reactive distillation column are solved by using equation tearing or sequential method. The developed model can be employed to simulate the reactive distillation operation. This model required the in advance specification of number of reactive and non-reactive trays, the reflux ratio, composition and flow rates of the feed, and heat duty to determine the result of the liquid and vapor composition profiles, the temperature profile and the vapor and liquid flow rate profile. The validity of the developed steady state equilibrium model had been evaluated by comparing its predictions with another theoretical work. The calculations and simulations in this thesis were obtained by using MATLAB environment, version 10. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Addis Ababa University en_US
dc.subject Biodiesel Production en_US
dc.subject Distillation en_US
dc.subject Simulation en_US
dc.subject Reactive Distillation en_US
dc.title Modeling and Simulation of Reactive Distillation for Biodiesel Production en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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