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Implementation of a Cooling System in a Distillation Tower for the Obtaining of a High Concentration Alcohol
Salazar Karina1, Borja Danielita1, Moreno Andrés1, Toscano Cristian1 and Brito Hannibal2
1 Faculty of Sciences, Ecuador
2Environmental Research and Development Group of ESPOCH (GIADE), Ecuador
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The implementation of a cooling system increased the efficiency of the distillation tower of the industrial process laboratory, as well as reducing the environmental impacts caused by the discharge of the process water at temperatures higher than those established in the environmental regulations. this began with the identification of the process variables: temperature (T), gay degrees Lussac (GL), distillate flow (Ḋ), heat extracted (q), in which, it was determined that the cooling system is not adequate, because it does not extract enough heat from the distillate flow, which results in low distillation efficiency and performance, which is why we work with the optimization of the process variables described initially and with the design of a refrigeration system. To the requirement of the necessary heat to be able to improve the refrigeration, it was determined that the design of the cooling system requires the following characteristics: Surface area of heat transfer = 0.192 m ^ 2; Ø_i = 0.012 m; length of the refrigerant system = 5.09 m; Tank capacity = 60 L / h; Tank height = 90 cm; Cooling Unit = 0.75 Hp; Pump = 0.75 Hp. Through the design, it was verified that the cooling system had an increase in the efficiency of the equipment of 63% and a yield of 33%.

Keywords: Heat removal, Distillation tower, Alcohol distillation, Distillation performance, Engineering
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Salazar Karina, Borja Danielita, Moreno Andrés, Toscano Cristian and Brito Hannibal. 2018. Implementation of a Cooling System in a Distillation Tower for the Obtaining of a High Concentration Alcohol.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 6(8): 1-3
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2018.608.001