@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/9999393,
	  title     = {Equilibrium and Rate Based Simulation of MTBE Reactive Distillation Column},
	  author    = {Debashish Panda and  Kannan A.},
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	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {Equilibrium and rate based models have been applied
in the simulation of methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE) synthesis
through reactive distillation. Temperature and composition profiles
were compared for both the models and found that both the profiles
trends, though qualitatively similar are significantly different
quantitatively. In the rate based method (RBM), multicomponent
mass transfer coefficients have been incorporated to describe
interphase mass transfer. MTBE mole fraction in the bottom stream is
found to be 0.9914 in the Equilibrium Model (EQM) and only 0.9904
for RBM when the same column configuration was preserved. The
individual tray efficiencies were incorporated in the EQM and
simulations were carried out. Dynamic simulation have been also
carried out for the two column configurations and compared.
	    journal   = {International Journal of Chemical and Molecular Engineering},
	  volume    = {8},
	  number    = {10},
	  year      = {2014},
	  pages     = {1073 - 1079},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/9999393},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/94},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 94, 2014},