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Start-up; Normal Operation and Shutdown of a Distillation Column

Learning objectives

  • Important factors to monitor during normal operation of a distillation column
  • Define the following terms:
    • Feedpoint
    • Flash
    • Rectification
    • Stripping
  • Describe the steps of the startup of a distillation column
  • Recognize the steps of the shutdown of a distillation column

Course overview

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to describe the start-up, normal operation and shutdown of a distillation column.

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