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Catalytic distillation : design and application of a catalytic distillation column
(Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2005-12)
Catalytic Distillation (CD) is a hybrid technology that utilizes the dynamics of si- multaneous reaction and separation in a single process unit to achieve a more compact, economical, efficient and optimized process ...
Mass transfer in structured packing
(Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2004-12)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Structured packing is a popular column internal for both distillation and absorption unit operations. This is due to the excellent mass transfer characteristics and low pressure drop that it offers ...
Non-linear neurocontrol of chemical processes using reinforcement learning
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2011-12)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The difficulties of chemical process control using plain Proportional-Integral- Derivative (PID) methods include interaction of process manipulated- and control variables as well as difficulty in tuning. ...
Establishing a facility to measure the efficiency of structured packing under total reflux
(Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2011-03)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Structured packing is often the preferred choice for column internals because of its low pressure drop and high efficiencies compared to that of trays and random packing. However, the mass transfer ...