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Special Distillation Processes - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444516480, 9780080455754

Special Distillation Processes

1st Edition

Authors: Zhigang Lei Biaohua Chen Zhongwei Ding
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444516480
eBook ISBN: 9780080455754
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 22nd February 2005
Page Count: 370
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Special distillation processes are required for separation of mixtures close to boiling point or for forming azeotrope mixtures into their pure components. In Special Distillation Processes, the authors focus on latest developments in the field, such as separation methods that may prove useful for solving problems encountered during research. Topics include extraction, membrane and adsorption distillation involving the separation principle, process design and experimental techniques. The relationship between the processes and the techniques are also presented. Comprehensive and easy-to-read, this book provides key information needed to understand the processes and is a valuable reference source for chemical engineers as well as students wishing to branch out in chemical engineering.

Key Features

  • The only comprehensive book available on special distillation processes
  • Contains a thorough introduction to recent developments in the field
  • A valuable reference for students and engineers in chemical engineering


Chemical engineers and scientists, teachers, third and fourth year college students and first year graduates in chemical engineering

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Thermodynamic fundamentals

  1. Vapor-liquid phase equilibrium
  2. Vapor-liquid-liquid phase equilibrium
  3. Salt effect
  4. Nonequilibrium Thermodynamic analysis
  5. Multi-component mass transfer

Chapter 2. Extractive distillation

  1. Introduction
  2. Process of extractive distillation
  3. Solvent of extractive distillation
  4. Experimental techniques of extractive distillation
  5. CAMD of extractive distillation
  6. Theory of extractive distillation
  7. Mathematical models of extractive distillation

Chapter 3. Azeotropic distillation

  1. Introduction
  2. Entrainer selection
  3. Mathematical models

Chapter 4. Catalytic distillation

  1. Fixed-bed catalytic distillation
  2. Suspension catalytic distillation

Chapter 5. Adsorption distillation

  1. Fixed-bed adsorption distillation
  2. Suspension adsorption distillation

Chapter 6. Membrane distillation

  1. Introduction
  2. Separation principle
  3. Transport process
  4. Mathematical model
  5. Module performance
  6. Applications of MD

Chapter 7. Pressure-swing distillation

  1. Introduction
  2. Design of PSD

Chapter 8. Other distillation techniques

  1. High viscosity material distillation
  2. Thermally coupled distillation
  3. Heat pump and multi-effect distillations
  4. Molecular distillation


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About the Authors

Zhigang Lei

Zhigang Lei was born in Hubei province (China) in 1973. He received his B.S. degree in 1995 from Wuhan Institute of Technology, and Ph.D. degree in 2000 from Tsinghua University. Then, he became a postdoctoral researcher in Beijing University of Chemical Technology working with Professor Chengyue Li. In 2003 – 2005, he worked as a researcher in Research Center of Supercritical Fluid Technology (Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan). In 2005 – 2006, he got the world-famous Humboldt Fellowship and carried out his research in Chair of Separation Science and Technology (Universität Erlange-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany). In 2006, he came back to China. He is now a Professor in State Key Laboratory of Chemical Resource Engineering (BUCT, China). His current research interests include chemical process intensification and predictive molecular thermodynamics. He has contributed to about 140 papers in international journals and one book entitled “Special Distillation Processes” published by Elsevier B.V. (2005).

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shihezi University, Shihezi 832003, China

Biaohua Chen

Biaohua Chen was born in Jiangxi province (China) in 1963. He received his Ph.D. degree in 1996 from China University of Petroleum (Beijing). In 2000, he was a visiting scholar at Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Washington. He has received two National Science and Technology Progress Prize (second class), and a few provincial or ministerial level prizes. Now he is a member of the Standing Committee of Beijing Chemical Industry Association and a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Petrochemical Universities (China). His main research interests are environmental and green chemistry. He has contributed to more than 150 papers in international journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

College of Environmental and Energy Engineering, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing, China

Zhongwei Ding

Zhongwei Ding is the professor of chemical engineering at Beijing University of Chemical technology. He received B.S. degree from Qingdao Institution of Chemical Technology in 1991, and M.S. and Ph.D. degree from Beijing University of Chemical Technology in 1994 and 2001, respectively. From 1994 to 1998, he worked as a computer programmer of process simulation software. Since 1999, he has conducted research work on membrane science and technology for twenty years, mainly focusing on membrane distillation, microfiltration, membrane contactors, and gas separation by membrane. He has authored and coauthored over 80 research papers and five books.

Affiliations and Expertise

State Key Laboratory of Chemical Resource Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, China

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