The recent increase in the production of high value-added, low volume specialty chemicals and biochemical has generated a renewed interest in batch processing technologies; particularly batch distillation
The chemical process industry has been employing various kinds of separation strategies, mostly led by distillation operation. Although the art and science of distillation is well understood, it is the complex phase behavior of multi-component streams, which makes it difficult to optimize the distillation operation. The industry has even learnt to live with the classical trade-off between yield and purity.
Fig 1: Supported Configurations