versão ISSN 0718-0764
GRANADOS, Salvador e DIAZ, Antonio F. Residue Curve Maps for Multicomponent Reactive Distillation Processes. Inf. tecnol. [online]. 2012, vol.23, n.3, pp. 121-128. ISSN 0718-0764. doi: 10.4067/S0718-07642012000300015.
The present work presents a novel theoretical model that allows visualizing the chemical reactions evolution in a specific multicomponent reactive distillation process. Math provides tools to represent real processes for analysis, and with the basic elements of linear algebra chemical species and chemical reactions could be represented by linear combinations of natural elements and homogeneous equations systems, respectively. A subset of an L-dimensional space is required for the graphical representation of these mathematical objects. A reactive diagram is drawn as a study case. This diagram allows locating the involved chemical species as well as their temporary evolution through a batch reactive distillation process. Furthermore, in this triangular diagram, the behavior of that system can be visualized.
Palavras-chave : residue curve; reactive distillation processes; graphical visualization; triangular diagrams.