The authors will present the
design of a commercial benzene-toluene splitter. This
column takes the overhead product stream from a
benzene-toluene column and separates it into benzene and
toluene product. The column was designed as a packed
column. The packing used in the design of the column was
of the column's design of the will be detailed in the
article. The authors will also present operational data
from the benzene-toluene splitter. The data that will be
presented includes number of theoretical stages,
temperature and pressure profiles and, product purity.
The authors will do a complete comparison between the
baseline design of the column and the commercial
operating data from the column.