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Thermal Separation: An Approach for a Modelica Library for Absorption; Adsorption and Rectification

Andreas Joos
Hamburg University of Technology, Institute of Thermo-Fluid Dynamics, Applied Thermodynamics, Germany

Karin Dietl
Hamburg University of Technology, Institute of Thermo-Fluid Dynamics, Applied Thermodynamics, Germany

Gerhard Schmitz
Hamburg University of Technology, Institute of Thermo-Fluid Dynamics, Applied Thermodynamics, Germany

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Published in: Proceedings of the 7th International Modelica Conference; Como; Italy; 20-22 September 2009

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 43:95, s. 804-813

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Published: 2009-12-29

ISBN: 978-91-7393-513-5

ISSN: 1650-3686 (print), 1650-3740 (online)


Due to its objected-oriented design Modelica is predestinated to describe chemical engineering unit operations. Still only few activity on this field is published. This paper introduces a library which covers three of four major thermal seperation processes: absorption; adsorption and rectification.

Additionally an extension of the ExternalMedia libraryis presented that allows the connection to thermodynamic and physical property packages for two phase mixtures. Also a possible forecast to an implementation of a CAPE-OPEN interface is made; allowing the use of a plurality of established chemical data packages.


Thermal Separation; Separation Column; ExternalMedia; Heat and Mass Transfer


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