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PROCESS FOR DISTILLATION OF MULTICOMPONENT MIXTURES INTO FIVE PRODUCT STREAMS

United States Patent Application

20100025221
A1
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Novel distillation processes for reducing the heat duty requirement of petroleum crude distillation as compared to the conventional distillation process are described. These processes are also applicable for distillation of other multi-component mixtures similar to petroleum crude.
Agrawal, Rakesh (West Lafayette, IN), Shah, Vishesh (West Lafayette, IN), Giridhar, Arun V. (West Lafayette, IN)
Purdue Research Foundation (West Lafayette IN)
12/ 533,411
July 31, 2009
FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT [0002] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-FG36-06GO16104 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The U.S. government may retain certain rights to the invention.