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ENERGY OPTIMIZATION STUDY IN AN ETHANOL PRODUCTION UNIT USING PINCH TECHNOLOGY
  • Yan Costa das Neves,
  • Savio de Siqueira Magalhães
Yan Costa das Neves
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Savio de Siqueira Magalhães
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Abstract

This work presents an energy optimization study in a distillation and dehydration unit of a conventional ethanol producing biorefinery, based on the Pinch method. This proposal resulted in savings of 69.2% in operational costs with utilities, just with energy integration, turning the process significantly cheaper.