HETP and Pressure Drop Prediction for Structured Packing Distillation Columns Using a Neural Network Model

Amanda K. Whaley, Christopher A. Bode, Joydeep Ghosh, R. Bruce Eldridge
1999 Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research  
A neural net framework was used to predict the mass-transfer and hydraulic performance of a commercial structured packing operating in distillation service. The results indicated that the approach produced a more accurate prediction than a traditional semiempirical model. The neural net methodology was also used to yield a detailed sensitivity analysis of the operating variables.
doi:10.1021/ie980630y fatcat:jczwrft5vzaafpkcjhhnzcf2gu