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April 1, 2011

Distillation Back Mixing: Impact on Batch Yields

Several case histories illustrate the benefits of identifying and correcting poorly designed reflux and product-handling systems

Steven D. Kohler, Ellen C. Murphy, Louis P. Silveri and Manuel R. Florez; Renessenz LLC and Laxminarasimhan Padmanabhan; Aspen Technology,

Manufacturers of specialty chemicals are routinely required to reduce costs and increase the production of their high-value products. Specifically, competitive pressures from the developing world, increases in raw material costs and volatility in energy costs...

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