2018 : Non-square open-loop dynamic model of methyl acetate production process by using reactive distillation column
Prof.Ir. Renanto M.Sc Ph.D
The development of mathematics model especially non-square open-loop dynamic model has grown rapidly since four decades. Because of the need of simplicity and accuracy, industrial world is demanding a dynamic mathematical model as simple as possible but it still can represent the whole real process. Therefore, to meet those needs, an open-loop dynamic model of methyl acetate production process by using reactive distillation column has been built. Feed ratio, reflux ratio and reboiler duty were chosen to be the manipulated variables to make a better performance rather than only reflux flowrate and reboiler duty. Methyl acetate fraction in distillate and water fraction in bottom were still be selected as controlled variables, so a non-square open-loop dynamic model was formed.