Title

Spreadsheet-Based Simulator of a Flash Drum

Presenter Information

Elizabeth Matejka

Department

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Major

Chemical Engineering

Research Advisor

Park, Joontaek

Advisor's Department

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Abstract

A sample class project utilizing Excel spreadsheets to develop a flash drum simulator is demonstrated. In addition to solving equations for mole and enthalpy balances, students are trained to carry out vapor- liquid equilibrium calculations. More importantly, students gain a solid understanding of the link between hand calculations and simulator results and how it can be applied to any chemical engineering problems.

Biography

Elizabeth Matejka is a senior student studying chemical engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Her industry work experience includes an internship at Sensient Colors LLC working in industrial colors and more recently she has completed a co-op with Anheuser Busch-InBev working in their research pilot brewery. She is participating in the undergraduate research program with the hopes to expand her knowledge and experience in the field of chemical engineering and to be able to apply the things she has learned in real-world scenarios when she graduates.

Research Category

Engineering

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Document Type

Poster

Award

Engineering poster session, Second place

Location

Upper Atrium

Presentation Date

17 Apr 2018, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Spreadsheet-Based Simulator of a Flash Drum

Upper Atrium

A sample class project utilizing Excel spreadsheets to develop a flash drum simulator is demonstrated. In addition to solving equations for mole and enthalpy balances, students are trained to carry out vapor- liquid equilibrium calculations. More importantly, students gain a solid understanding of the link between hand calculations and simulator results and how it can be applied to any chemical engineering problems.