Operating Strategies and Optimum Feed Tray Locations of the Fractionation Unit of BTX Plants for Energy Conservation

Jae Cheon Lee, Yeong K. Yeo, Kwang Ho Song, In W. Kim

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Operating strategies and optimum feed tray locations were studied in a typical fractionation process of a BTX plant in Korea in order to reduce energy consumption. Control systems with fixed V/F or R/F ratios could be recommended for various feed compositions. By choosing the optimum feed tray location for the columns, about 16% of energy consumption could be reduced.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)428-431
Number of pages4
JournalKorean Journal of Chemical Engineering
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jul 1
Externally publishedYes



  • Conservation
  • Distillation
  • Energy
  • Optimum Feed Tray
  • Process Control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Chemistry(all)

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