|Author||Henry Z. Kister|
|Date||1992 (1st Edition)|
Distillation Design is a book that provides complete coverage of the design of industrial distillation columns for the petroleum refining, chemical and petrochemical, natural gas processing, pharmaceutical and alcohol distilling industries. It has been a classical chemical engineering textbook since it was first published in February of 1992.
The book's author, Henry Z. Kister, was presented with Chemical Engineering Magazine's 2002 Award for Personal Achievement in Chemical Engineering. The award, presented biennially since 1968, honors individuals with distinguished careers related to the practice of chemical engineering.
Subjects covered in the book
- Vapor-liquid equilibrium(VLE): Vapor-liquid K values, relative volatilities, ideal and non-ideal systems, phase diagrams, calculating bubble points and dewpoints
- Key fractional distillation concepts: theoretical stages, x-y diagrams, multicomponent distillation, column composition and temperature profiles
- Process design and Process optimization: Minimum reflux and minimum equilibrium stages, optimum reflux, short-cut methods, feed entry location
- Rigorous calculation methods: Bubble point method, sum rates method, numerical methods (Newton-Raphson technique), inside out method, relaxation method, other methods
- Batch distillation: Simple distillation, constant reflux, varying reflux, time and boilup requirements
- Tray design and tray efficiency: Distillation tray types, tray capacities, tray hydraulic parameters, tray sizing and determination of column diameter, point and tray efficiencies, tray efficiency prediction and scaleup
- Packing design and packing efficiency: packing types, packing hydraulics and capacities, determination of packing efficiency by transfer unit method and by HETP method, packed column sizing