Methodology for predicting oily mixture properties in the mathematical modeling of molecular distillation




Modeling, Molecular distillation, Oily mixtures, Properties


A methodology for predicting the thermodynamic and transport properties of a multi-component oily mixture, in which the different mixture components are grouped into a small number of pseudo components is shown. This prediction of properties is used in the mathematical modeling of molecular distillation, which consists of a system of differential equations in partial derivatives, according to the principles of the Transport Phenomena and is solved by an implicit finite difference method using a computer code. The mathematical model was validated with experimental data, specifically the molecular distillation of a deodorizer distillate (DD) of sunflower oil. The results obtained were satisfactory, with errors less than 10% with respect to the experimental data in a temperature range in which it is possible to apply the proposed method.


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Gayol MF, Pramparo MC, Miró Erdmann SM. Methodology for predicting oily mixture properties in the mathematical modeling of molecular distillation. grasasaceites [Internet]. 2017Jun.30 [cited 2022Nov.29];68(2):e193. Available from: