Batch distillation columns modeling and simulation

On-demand training




Level 1


French - English


Two days


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Trainees will study different rigorous methods to analyse issues related to batch distillation (design, quality control...) using the BatchColumn software.

At the end of the session, participants will be better equipped to evaluate the optimization potential of the different parameters that govern their column and to plan for modification on their equipment.

These objectives are evaluated at the end of the training.

Who should attend?

This level 1 training session is designed for those involved in safety, sizing, design and optimization studies of distillation columns, in particular engineers working on batch production processes or in laboratories. It is also relevant to those involved in solvent regeneration and in VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) treatment.


  1. Introduction
    1. Objectives
    2. Main characteristics
    3. Modeling
    4. Numerical methods
    5. General Methodology
  2. Compounds & Thermodynamics
    1. Physico-chemical properties
    2. Equilibria calculations
    3. Transport properties
    4. Simulis Thermodynamics within BatchColumn: presentation & examples
  3. Modeling of a batch column
    1.  Column topology
    2. Theoretical stages / plate efficiency / column internal
    3. Hold-up and pressure profiles
    4. Middle-vessel
    5. Initial conditions
    6. Feeds / sidestreams
    7. Condenser / decanter
    8. Heating / cooling device
    9. Tanks
    10. Agitators
    11. BatchColumn: presentation and examples
  4. Technological database
    1. Principles
    2. Simulis Technologies: presentation
  5. V Process Modeling
    1. Principles
    2. Operating steps
    3. Operating modes
    4. Events
    5. Feeds / sidestreams
    6. Controls
    7. Heat losses and inputs
    8. Report parameters
    9. Calculation starting
    10. BatchColumn (cont.): presentation & examples
  6. Reactive distillation
    1. Using chemical reactions in BatchColumn
    2. BatchColumn (cont.): presentation & examples
  7. Chemical reaction description
    1. Principle
    2. Simulis Reactions: presentation

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Cost and Conditions

  • ProSim is a certified training center.

Training organization

  • Duration: two days on site or several half-days online
  • Location: on customer site, at ProSim, virtually ...
  • Accessibility: contact us if you have a disability.
  • Language: training can take place in French or English.
  • Equipment: one computer per person is recommended. A software license will be provided by ProSim for the duration of the training if necessary.
  • Teaching method: the training course consists in theoretical lectures and applications exercises. A number of concrete case studies are discussed.
  • Materials used: educational booklet, Powerpoint presentation, computer with software installed.
  • Methods used and assessment methods: the assessment of prior learning is carried out during training by carrying out several practical exercises.
  • Trainers: all our training courses are led by experienced trainers recognized by their peers. Our trainers are the same persons who develop the software and take care of Support.
  • Training follow-up: the follow-up of the execution of the action is done with the signature of attendance sheets by each trainee and by the evaluation sheet of the training session.
  • Software: BatchColumn
  • At the end of the training, a certificate will be issued.


  • Background in chemical engineering / process engineering
  • Basic knowledge in software utilization

Information is collected before the training in order to identify the knowledge of each future participant.

Additional relevant trainings

  • Thermodynamic approach in process simulation (suggested prerequisite)
  • Batch chemical reactors simulation


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