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Heat Integration of Crude Organic Distillation Unit

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Chemical Engineering, Laxminarayan Institute of Technology, Nagpur-440033, MS, INDIA
  • 2 Department of Textile Technology, Institute of Chemical Technology, Matunga, Mumbai, MS, INDIA
  • 3 Department of Chemical Engineering, Finolex Academy of Management and Technology, Ratnagiri-415639, MS, INDIA

Res. J. Engineering Sci., Volume 2, Issue (2), Pages 47-55, February,26 (2013)


While oil prices continue to climb, energy conservation remains the prime concern for many process industries. The challenge every process engineer faced is to seek the answer to questions related to their process energy pattern. Distillation column are of great importance in process analysis as they are the most common and the most energy intensive separation systems and hence it is the first separation system to be analyzed specifically from a pinch view point. In this paper heat integration of crude organic distillation unit has been done using pinch technology. Pinch Technology involves composite curves, problem table algorithm and heat exchanger network design. Using targeting procedures, hot and cold utility reduction occurs. With this design, cost estimation has been done using heat exchanger cost equation. Although the results found can be used for development of new projects, as heuristics rules, the application has been limited due to lack of understanding of the subject


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