Automation of a Distillation Column of Packed Bed for an Alcohol Solution using Arduino



This study demonstrates the use of Arduino to automate the operation of a distillation column binary ethanol - water as learning material used by students in the career of Chemical Engineering at the Escuela Superior Politecnica del Litoral. The main objective was to build an automated computer with the technology of arduino, in which thermocouples were used to offer students the convenience of taking temperature readings on a LCD display and in turn it allowed us to observe the level of the solution to control ignition resistance. So they were able to identify the processes that occur during the distillation unit operation automatically and manually in the Unit Operations Laboratory.

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