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August 1, 2013

Absorber Optimization: Employing Process Simulation Software

Applying simulation-model case studies in the field yields significant savings with no capital investment

Jignesh P. Patel, Viral Desai, and Dipak Mehta Reliance Industries Ltd. Sunil Patil Aspen Technology, Inc.

Raw materials and energy represent two of the largest expenses in the chemical process industries (CPI). Energy reduction is necessary to sustain cost-effective production and manage capacity in the ever-changing CPI marketplace. Process simulation software can prove extremely valuable in evaluating energy reduction potential. This article discusses the successful application of process simulation software to optimize the ethylene oxide (EO) absorber operations at Reliance Industries’ ethylene oxide and ethylene glycol (EOEG) plant...

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