2019 : Optimization of Petlyuk distillation column design of multi-component mixtures separation process using stochastic optimization algorithm

Ir. Aulia Siti Aisjah MT.
Totok Ruki Biyanto S.T., M.T., Ph.D.


Distillation process is a process which involves a separation of two or more components. The most crucial issue in distillation process is the excessive usage of energy. Therefore, Petlyuk distillation column design and the right optimization method is highly needed to overcome the issue. The purpose of this research is aimed to design a Petlyuk distillation column based on a few methods such as a shortcut method, a modified shortcut method and Vapor-Liquid Equilibrium (VLE). The result of VLE is being optimized using a few of stochastic optimization algorithms such as Genetic Algorithm (GA), Imperialist Competitive Algorithm (ICA), Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) and Duelist Algorithm (DA). From the result obtained, a Petlyuk distillation column designed using shortcut method, modified shortcut method and VLE are able to reduce the Total Annual Cost (TAC) by 30.16%, 36.03%, and 43.90% respectively├é┬á…