Distillation is a core part of any ethanol extraction facility. So when our client saw ethanol recovery dropping they contacting us to find out why.
The accumulation of contaminants in the system resulted in parts of the distiller being covered in scale resulting in poor heat transfer. When this happens operating costs rise and recovery drops. This was identified by performing calculations on the amount of energy being inputed into the system vs the ethanol recovery.
Further simulations confirmed the findings in a report submitted to the client. All simulations are done using ASPEN Plus an industry leading software in Chemical Engineering and Process Engineering Industry. To have your system simulated with this software contact us here.