2 Reactive Distillation
With the continuous removal of reaction products, reactive distillationhas found acceptance as a means of improving the technical andeconomic operation of processes where it is applicable. Advantages of this process include higher yields, energy savings and reduced capitalcosts.In this example, you will study the manufacture of Methyl Acetate, animportant oil resin used in the manufacture of artificial leathers. You will simulate the synthesis of Methyl Acetate from Methanol and Acetic Acid in a catalytic distillation column.
Once you have completed this section, you will be able to:
•Model reactive distillation columns
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