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Optimization Of Distillation Column In Aspen Plus

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#1 panoskagiou


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Posted 24 May 2018 - 03:54 PM

Hello everyone! I want to ask you about the optimization of distillation column using ASPEN PLUS. I used the sensitivity analysis and I change the number of stages and I try to see the effect on the reflux ratio, the condenser duty and the reboiler duty. But when I run the simulation, I get warnings that the reflux is not changing and also the condenser and reboiler do not change. Could you please help me?


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#2 serra


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Posted 25 May 2018 - 01:15 AM

there are many threads discussing column's optimization,

I prefer a heuristic approach with external minimizers (in my case Prode Properties library for column plus Mathcad or Matlab for optimization) that allows me to maintain a control over the different parameters, I can define bound constraints, debug each different step etc.

I suppose you had a similar problem (i.e. cannot control some part of optimization process) , maybe you can solve some initial steps and then instruct the optimizer about the allowed range of values....

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