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Roach, B.

University of Texas, Austin, Texas

is pursuing a PhD at the Process Science and Technology Center at the University of Texas. A Virginia Tech graduate, she held an entry-level engineering position with ExxonMobil prior to entering graduate school. Her PhD studies involve building a pilot-scale dividing-wall distillation column that will be used to develop basic simulation, design and control methodologies.

Use model predictive control to achieve real-time management of a DWC

Emerson Process Management: Blevins, T.
Eastman Chemical Company: Downs, J.
University of Texas: Donahue, M.  |  Roach, B.

A dividing-wall column (DWC) can provide significant savings in energy and capital cost compared to a conventional distillation column design.

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