Multi-scale evolution of optimal process designs for the production of acetic acid via ethane oxidation

Daniel Montolio-Rodriguez, David Linke, Patrick Linke

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Abstract

We present an application of optimal process synthesis approach to heterogeneously catalysed gas-phase reaction systems. It enables the systematic identification of optimal conceptual process designs, the exploration of the relationships between design complexity and performance and the execution of subsequent synthesis stages that enrich the reaction models to incorporate detailed representations of phenomena so that the process designs can be evolved into optimal schemes that resemble reality closely. The technology is applied to evolve a process for the production of acetic acid via ethane oxidation, an industrially relevant process. Throughout the multi-level design cycle, information on the optimal operating envelopes is generated and can be fed back to the kinetics development team to guide additional experiments so as to ensure that kinetic models match the optimal process in which the catalyst is to be used. The evolution takes the form of an iterative process performed in multiple stages.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication19th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering
Pages489-494
Number of pages6
Volume26
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Publication series

NameComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
Volume26
ISSN (Print)15707946

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Keywords

  • Acetic Acid
  • Modelling
  • Optimisation
  • Process Synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Computer Science Applications

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Montolio-Rodriguez, D., Linke, D., & Linke, P. (2009). Multi-scale evolution of optimal process designs for the production of acetic acid via ethane oxidation. In 19th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering (Vol. 26, pp. 489-494). (Computer Aided Chemical Engineering; Vol. 26). https://doi.org/10.1016/S1570-7946(09)70082-3