Aspen Batch Modeler: Modeling Batch Distillation Processes

Course Id:  EPD201   |   Duration:  2.00 day(s)   |   CEUs Awarded:  1.4   |   Level:  Introductory


Course Objective

Learn how to use Aspen Batch Modeler to simulate batch distillation processes. Gain the practical skills and knowledge to model batch distillation processes using Aspen Batch Modeler. Learn how to specify batch distillation processes and interpret model results.

Course Overview

  • Use Aspen Batch Modeler to simulate batch distillation processes
  • Learn how to setup physical properties and basic specifications for batch distillation
  • Recognize how to interpret and review result for a batch distillation simulation
  • Setup Vapor-Liquid-Liquid distillation simulation
  • Learn how to setup multiple batches and specify a batch distillation with recycles
  • Learn about reaction types and specifications and how to setup batch distillation reactions
  • Configure controllers in a batch distillation simulation and use dynamic optimization capability to improve batch distillation operations
  • Setup a batch distillation block in Aspen Plus
  • Data fitting in estimation of  kinetics parameters of multiple reactions
  • Reactor  Design and Analysis using Aspen Batch Modeler

Benefits

  • Gain the practical skills and knowledge to model batch distillation processes using
  • Aspen Batch Modeler
  • Learn how to specify batch distillation processes and interpret model results

Audience

Engineers who work with batch distillation in production or laboratory situations

Approach

  • Instruction on basic topics
  • Discussion about the general approach and the key elements for successful use of Aspen Batch Modeler
  • Demonstrations of features
  • Instructor-guided exercises
  • Hands-on workshops that apply learned concepts
  • Detailed course notes, updated for V8, covers new functionality introduced in this version

Prerequisites

Process modeling experience using simulation tools such as Aspen Plus® and Aspen Properties.

Class Schedule

Class Agenda

EPD201: Aspen Batch Modeler: Modeling Batch Distillation Processes

Introduction

  • Identify and explain the capabilities and uses of Aspen Batch Modeler
  • Review the workflow for setting up a simulation in Aspen Batch Modeler

Components and Properties
  • Explain how to start Aspen Batch Modeler and set up components and properties
  • Workshop: Setup physical properties for a batch distillation

Basic Setup
  • Demonstrate how to enter the batch distillation basic specifications
  • Workshop: Setup a batch distillation for methanol/water mixture

Reviewing Simulation Results
  • Demonstrate how to run and restart the simulation
  • Explain how to display and review the results (tables, plots)
  • Workshop: Create plots and review results after a batch distillation simulation

Vapor-Liquid-Liquid Equilibrium
  • Demonstrate how to setup vapor-liquid-liquid distillation simulation
  • Workshop: Setup a batch distillation where two liquid phases may be present on some stages

Multiple Batch Distillation with Recycle
  • Explain how to set up the simulation of multiple batches
  • Workshop: Specify a batch distillation with recycles and setup to run three batches automatically

Batch Distillation with Reactions
  • Explain reaction types and specifications
  • Workshop: Setup a batch distillation with reactions

User-defined Controllers
  • Explain how to add controllers to the batch distillation simulation
  • Workshop: Configure controllers in a batch distillation simulation

Using Dynamic Optimization with Aspen Batch Modeler
  • Explain how to use the Dynamic Optimization capability to improve batch distillation operations (e.g., minimize time, minimize off spec product or maximize recovery)
  • Workshop: Setup the dynamic optimization of a batch distillation

Using BatchModeler in Aspen Plus
  • Demonstrate how to setup a batch distillation block in Aspen Plus
  • Workshop: Setup a batch distillation in Aspen Plus

Reactor Data Fitting In Aspen Batch Modeler
  • Demonstrate how to Set up a Data fitting case in Aspen Batch Modeler ( ABM)
  • Workshop: Complete the workshop to set up a kinetics parameter estimation in ABM

Modeling Batch Reactor with Fitted Kinetics
  • Demonstrate how to Set up  a Reactor Model using fitted kinetics in Aspen Batch Modeler ( ABM)
  • Workshop: Complete the workshop to set up a Batch Reactor in ABM

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