Simulation of industrial MTBE production in reactive distillation column using ASPEN HYSYS

Olga E. Mityanina, Kristina E. Sukhacheva, Veronika A. Kolmogorova

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Simulation of reactive distillation by using special engineering software is promising way to its design, research and optimization. In this work we considered the industrial-scale facility of Western Siberia, which includes a line of methyl tert-butyl ether production in a reactive distillation unit. Aspen HYSYS® was used as an instrument of simulation and further optimization studies. The calculation error of the model does not exceed 5%. Simulation of the feedstock composition changes showed that more preferable hydrocarbon fraction for the process is isobutene-isobutylene fraction. After the optimization study we obtained values of optimal reflux ratio for isobutene-isobutylene fraction to be 0.75 and for butylene-isobutylene fraction - 0.80; optimal methanol flowrate for isobutene-isobutylene fraction is 6.500 ton/h, for butylene-isobutylene fraction -6.000 ton/h.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-23
Number of pages10
JournalPetroleum and Coal
Volume60
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

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Methanol
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Keywords

  • Aspen HYSYS®
  • Industrial process
  • MTBE
  • Reactive distillation
  • Simulation

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  • Energy(all)

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Simulation of industrial MTBE production in reactive distillation column using ASPEN HYSYS. / Mityanina, Olga E.; Sukhacheva, Kristina E.; Kolmogorova, Veronika A.

In: Petroleum and Coal, Vol. 60, No. 1, 01.01.2018, p. 14-23.

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Mityanina, Olga E. ; Sukhacheva, Kristina E. ; Kolmogorova, Veronika A. / Simulation of industrial MTBE production in reactive distillation column using ASPEN HYSYS. In: Petroleum and Coal. 2018 ; Vol. 60, No. 1. pp. 14-23.
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