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August 1, 2014

New Horizons For Dividing Wall Columns

How to significantly expand the application window of DWCs, both as a new design to enhance potential benefits and as an energy saving retrofit option

Helmut Jansen, Julius Montz GmbH; Igor Dejanovic, University of Zagreb; Björn Kaibel, BASF SE; ┼Żarko Olujic, Delft University

A dividing wall column (DWC) is an atypical distillation column with an internal, vertical partition wall that effectively accommodates — within one shell — two conventional distillation columns that are connected in series as required when separating a multicomponent feed mixture into three pure products....

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