Distillation: Fundamentals and Principles

1st Edition

Print ISBN: 9780123865472
eBook ISBN: 9780123865489
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 21st July 2014
Page Count: 450
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Distillation: Fundamentals and Principles — winner of the 2015 PROSE Award in Chemistry & Physics — is a single source of authoritative information on all aspects of the theory and practice of modern distillation, suitable for advanced students and professionals working in a laboratory, industrial plants, or a managerial capacity. It addresses the most important and current research on industrial distillation, including all steps in process design (feasibility study, modeling, and experimental validation), together with operation and control aspects. This volume features an extra focus on the conceptual design of distillation.

Key Features

  • Winner of the 2015 PROSE Award in Chemistry & Physics from the Association of American Publishers
  • Practical information on the newest development written by recognized experts
  • Coverage of a huge range of laboratory and industrial distillation approaches
  • Extensive references for each chapter facilitates further study


practitioners of distillation and separation science, looking for a quick access to the newest knowledge, graduate students searching for special applications, chemist, environmental engineers, mechanical engineers.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface to the Distillation Collection
  • Preface to Distillation: Fundamentals and Principles
  • List of Contributors
  • List of Symbols and Abbreviations
  • Chapter 1. History of Distillation
    • 1.1. Introduction
    • 1.2. From neolithic times to alexandria (3500 BC–AD 700)
    • 1.3. The alembic, the arabs, and albertus magnus (AD 700–1450)
    • 1.4. Printed books and the rise of science (1450–1650)
    • 1.5. From laboratory to industry (1650–1800)
    • 1.6. Scientific impact and industrialization (1800–1900)
    • 1.7. Engineering science (1900–1950)
    • 1.8. Improvements and integration (1950–1990)
    • 1.9. What will be the next innovation cycle (1990–2020 and beyond)?
    • 1.10. Summary
  • Chapter 2. Vapor–Liquid Equilibrium and Physical Properties for Distillation
    • 2.1. Introduction
    • 2.2. Thermodynamic fundamentals
    • 2.3. Calculation of VLE using gE models
    • 2.4. Calculation of VLE using equations of state
    • 2.5. Liquid–liquid equilibria
    • 2.6. Electrolyte systems
    • 2.7. Conditions for the occurrence of azeotropic behavior
    • 2.8. Predictive models
    • 2.9. Calculation of other important thermophysical properties
    • 2.10. Application of thermodynamic models and factual databanks for the development and simulation of separation processes
    • 2.11. Summary
  • Chapter 3. Mass Transfer in Distillation
    • 3.1. Introduction
    • 3.2. Fluxes and conservation equations
    • 3.3. Constitutive relations
    • 3.4. Diffusion coefficients
    • 3.5. Mass transfer coefficients
    • 3.6. Estimation of mass transfer coefficients in binary systems
    • 3.7. Models for mass transfer in multicomponent mixtures
    • 3.8. Mass transfer in tray columns
    • 3.9. Mass transf


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