Azeotropic, Extractive, and Vacuum Columns

3.5 2 Reviews SKU: RCAEVC0CENDuration: 60 Minutes

Distillation is an important process in many plants. It is used to separate mixtures into various components. In some plants, distillation may be the final step in processing a material so that it meets product specifications. The heart of a distillation process is a distillation column, or tower. Depending on the needs of the plant, a distillation process may include conventional, azeotropic, extractive, or vacuum columns.

Course Details

Specs

Training Time: 60 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop Only

Based on: Industry Standards and Best Practices

Languages: English

Learning Objectives

  • Topic I: Introduction
  • • Define the following terms: conventional distillation, thermal degradation, and azeotrope.
  • • Identify three types of distillation processes that may be used instead of conventional distillation.
  • • Identify similarities of azeotropic, extractive, vacuum, and conventional distillation columns.
  • Topic II: Azeotropic Columns, Part 1
  • • Describe why azeotropes make conventional distillation impossible.
  • • Define the following terms: minimum boiling point azeotrope and maximum boiling point azeotrope.
  • • Identify the major parts of a typical azeotropic distillation system and describe the basic process of azeotropic distillation.
  • • Describe the basic process of azeotropic distillation in systems that do not use solvents.
  • Topic III: Azeotropic Columns, Part 2
  • • Identify process variables important to the operation of a typical azeotropic distillation system and describe how they can be monitored and controlled.
  • Topic IV: Extractive Columns, Part 1
  • • Compare and contrast the use and behavior of an extractive solvent and an azeotropic solvent.
  • • Identify the major parts of a typical extractive distillation system and describe the basic process of extractive distillation.
  • Topic V: Extractive Columns, Part 2
  • • Identify process variables important to the operation of a typical extractive distillation system and describe how they can be monitored and controlled.
  • Topic VI: Vacuum Columns, Part 1
  • • State advantages of distilling material at a reduced pressure in a vacuum column.
  • • Identify the major parts of a typical vacuum distillation system and describe the basic process of vacuum distillation.
  • Topic VII: Vacuum Columns, Part 2
  • • Identify process variables important to the operation of a typical vacuum distillation system and describe how they can be monitored and controlled.
  • • Identify abnormal conditions that can affect the operation of a vacuum distillation system and describe how these conditions may be dealt with.

Customer Reviews

11/9/2018

I thought it was a good, high level summary of the material.

“I thought it was a good, high level summary of the material.”

MICHAEL J. Verified Customer

10/6/2018

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