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Seyed mohsen Hosseini

Seyed mohsen Hosseini

Academic rank: Professor
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3974-5312
Education: PhD.
ScopusId: 55897505600
Faculty: Engineering
Address: Arak University


An Optimization Model for the Increment in the Yield of Distillation Columns Based on Reverse Engineering in the Petroleum Industry
atmospheric column, energy consumption, process optimization, product quality, simulation, unit distillation
Journal journal of petroleum science and technology
Researchers Abdolreza Moghadassi ، Seyed mohsen Hosseini ، Behzad Yasini ، Ezatollah JOUDAKI ، Alireza Fazlali


Optimization in the chemical and petroleum industry is gaining increased interest because of its importance in maintaining product quality and enhancing production levels while improving profit margins. In this article, simulation of the atmospheric distillation unit of an existing petroleum refinery is carried out. Optimization was performed on the prepared simulation through the use of a sequential quadratic programming approach (SQP). The objective function consisted of energy minimization and production level maximization. The results obtained from optimization were implemented on the real process and it was demonstrated that the suggested changes increased overhead production levels and maintained product quality. Furthermore, a net economical balance between the increment of overhead products and the energy consumption showed an energy savings in the refinery.