A mathematical model relating operation profits with reflux ratio of a stage distillation column was established. In order to optimize the reflux ratio by solving the nonlinear objective function, an improved particle swarm algorithm was developed and has been proved to be able to enhance the searching ability of basic particle swarm algorithm significantly. An example of utilizing the improved algorithm to solve the mathematical model was demonstrated; the result showed that it is efficient and convenient to optimize the reflux ratio for a distillation column by using the mathematical model and improved particle swarm algorithm.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Chemical and Process Engineering - Inzynieria Chemiczna i Procesowa|
|Publication status||Published - 29 Mar 2010|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Chemical Engineering(all)