Vilmar Steffen

Federal University of Technology – Paraná Brazil

Professor Vilmar Steffen received a BSc and MSc in Chemical Engineering from the Western Paraná State University – Unioeste in 2007 and 2010, respectively. He also completed six months of a postdoctoral research fellowship at the same university in 2015. He obtained a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the State University of Maringá in 2014. Since February 2015, Dr. Steffen has been an assistant professor in the Academic Department of Engineering (DAENG), Federal Technological University of Paraná (UTFPR), Câmpus Francisco Beltrão, Brazil. His research work focuses on process modeling, simulation, and optimization.

Vilmar Steffen

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Distillation is an important separation technique that has been used for many centuries to exploit the volatility differences between components in a mixture. The distillation process has many variations and applications. This book includes two sections on desalination and reactive distillation. It discusses desalination in the processes of solar and membrane distillation, with a focus on the reduction of energy costs to obtain potable water. It also discusses reactive distillation, which can be used in some cases to reduce the power duty in the separation process by using the reaction heat directly in the separation. The book includes cases of mathematical modeling, simulation, and optimization of the distillation process.

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