Optimize Acid Gas Scrubber Design in Carbon Capture Processes

 

Learn how to recapture CO2 using a scrubber. Set up a model using a higher fidelity, more realistic modeling approach than conventional models to make better predictions for Sustainability calculations.

Audience:

Engineers who need to use first principles simulations to solve Sustainability problems for processes or process units.

Training Details

  • Course Id:

    SUS-P204

  • Duration:

    2 day(s)

  • CEUs Awarded:

    1.4

  • Level:

    Intermediate

Benefits

  • Explore the rate-based modeling and the capabilities of RadFrac to model CO2 capture processes to meet sustainability goals when required.
  • Gain the skills and knowledge to model complex distillation processes
  • Reduce process design time by using advanced features of RadFrac
  • Determine separation schemes using conceptual design tools
  • Perform Tray Sizing/Rating and Packed Sizing/Rating calculations
  • Apply Aspen Rate-Based Distillation to accurately model column with real trays and packing
  • Use column analysis tools to optimize the feed location and number of stages and improve energy utilization
  • Improve distillation model stability and accuracy

Approach

• Gain the skills and knowledge to model complex distillation processes.
• Reduce process design time by using advanced features of RadFrac
• Determine separation schemes using conceptual design tools
• Perform Tray Sizing/Rating and Packed Sizing/Rating calculations
• Apply Aspen Rate-Based Distillation to accurately model column with real trays and packing
• Use column analysis tools to optimize the feed location and number of stages and improve energy utilization
• Improve distillation model stability and accuracy 

Pre-requisites

Must have attended the EAP101 Aspen Plus: Process Modeling training course or have previous experience in using Aspen Plus.

Subsequent Courses

EAP201 Physical Properties for Process Engineers
EAP2411 Improved Process Operability and Control Through Aspen Plus Dynamic Models

Agenda

  • Introduction to Distillation Synthesis and Conceptual Design
  • Review and explain the Conceptual Design tools
  • Discuss how to use Ternary Maps to analyze distillation sequences
  • Workshop: Design a separation sequence using the Ternary Maps 

 

  • Conceptual Design Block
  • Identify and explain the Aspen Plus conceptual distillation design block, CONSEP
  • Workshop: Ester separation from ether and alcohol

 

  • Distillation Using RadFrac
  • Preview available multistage separation models in Aspen Plus
  • Review the RadFrac model for single columns and functionality regarding Rating and Design
  • Workshop: HCL column setup

 

  • Efficiency
  • Review and explain the different types of efficiencies available in RadFrac

 

  • Sizing and Rating of Trays and Packing
  • Review and explain Column Analysis for Sizing (Design) and Rating of trays and packing
  • Workshop: Perform tray rating on an HCl column

 

  • NQ Curves
  • Review how the NQ Curve feature can be used to optimize the feed stage location and the total number of stages of a distillation column
  • Workshop: Use NQ Curves to optimize the feed stage location and number of stages for a hydrocarbon fractionation unit

 

  • Reporting Features
  • Review and explain the following reporting features of the RadFrac block: Heat Curves, Pseudo Streams

 

  • Complex Configurations
  • Learn how to model: zero flow in bottoms or distillate streams, pumparounds and bypasses, thermosiphon reboilers, and divided wall columns
  • Workshop: C2 splitter with side heater

 

  • Reactive Distillation
  • Review and explain how to model a reactive distillation column in Aspen Plus
  • Workshop: Specify a reactive distillation case 

 

  • Three Phase Distillation
  • Review and explain how to model a distillation column where two liquid phases may be present on some or all stages
  • Workshop: Model a methylchloroacetate column

 

  • Three Phase Distillation (Free and Dirty Water)
  • Review and explain how to model a column that has two liquid phases, when one of the liquid phase is assumed to be pure water or mostly water
  • Demonstrate how to model a quench tower that uses the free-water option
 
  • Rate-Based Distillation
  • Review differences between equilibrium and rate-based distillation models
  • Recognize the capabilities of Aspen Plus Rate-Based Distillation
  • Setup a model using a higher fidelity, more realistic modeling approach than conventional models to make better predictions for carbon capture calculations.
  • Demonstration: Model a methanol-water distillation column using rate-based techniques
  • Workshop: Convert an equilibrium RadFrac CO2 Absorber column to the Rate-Based approach and analyze its performance using a Sensitivity Analysis - Sustainability Focus

 

  • RadFrac Convergence and Troubleshooting
  • Review the convergence algorithms used by RadFrac 
  • Explain the recommendations for selecting an appropriate convergence algorithm
  • Review and explain common convergence problems
  • Analyze how to troubleshoot and converge difficult columns
  • Workshop: Apply troubleshooting techniques to converge a series of RadFrac models 

Register for a Class

Date Class Type Location Price Language
Date(s): 03/2/2023 - 03/3/2023 Type: Public Virtual Location: Virtual-Americas Price: (USD) 1600.00 Language: English Register
Date(s): 06/26/2023 - 06/27/2023 Type: Public Virtual Location: Virtual-Americas Price: (USD) 1600.00 Language: English Register
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Date(s): 02/27/2023 - 02/28/2023 Type: Public Virtual Location: Virtual-EMEA Price: (USD) 1700.00 Language: English Register
Date(s): 05/8/2023 - 05/9/2023 Type: Public Virtual Location: Virtual-EMEA Price: (USD) 1700.00 Language: English Register
Date(s): 02/27/2023 - 02/28/2023 Type: Public Virtual Location: Virtual-APAC Price: (USD) 600.00 Language: English Register
Date(s): 04/24/2023 - 04/25/2023 Type: Public Virtual Location: Virtual-APAC Price: (USD) 600.00 Language: English Register

Aspen Technology, Inc. awards Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for training classes conducted by our organization. One CEU is granted for every 10 hours of class participation.