• Rolando Barrera Zapata Universidad de Antioquia
  • Yeison Agudelo Universidad de Antioquia



A comprehensive step-by-step Aspen Plus simulation for limonene epoxidation in a batch reactor using a Langmuir – Hinshelwood – Hougen – Watson (LHHW) kinetic expression is detailed described. Model validation is presented by comparison of the Aspen Plus simulated data and laboratory-scale experimental data. The RMSD between experimental and simulated data lies around 4x10-4. Thus the presented model is a valid tool for studying and analyzing the conceptual design and scale-up for the reaction system.  This work is currently used in normal sessions of a Chemical Reaction Engineering course and can be used as pedagogic tool for improving inductive as well as deductive mental processes in the Chemical Reaction Engineering students


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Biografía del autor/a

Rolando Barrera Zapata, Universidad de Antioquia

Grupo CERES, Departamento de Ingeniería Química, Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad de Antioquia UdeA; Calle 70 No. 52-21, Medellín, Colombia

Yeison Agudelo, Universidad de Antioquia

Grupo CERES, Departamento de Ingeniería Química, Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad de Antioquia UdeA; Calle 70 No. 52-21

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Cómo citar

Barrera Zapata, R., & Agudelo, Y. (2015). USE OF ADVANCED SIMULATION SOFTWARE ASPEN PLUS AS TEACHING TOOL IN CHEMICAL REACTION ENGINEERING. Revista Educación En Ingeniería, 10(19), 57–68.



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