BIO-ETHANOL PLANT DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, INSTALLATION, OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE

  • May 24, 2020 - May 28, 2020
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Course Length:    5 Days        Course Dates:       May 24 – 28, 2020         Course Venue:         Dubai, UAE

Course Description:

Undoubtedly, ethanol derived from renewable biomass feedstocks will play a key role in reducing the world dependence on fossil fuels.  This course is designed to provide a concise coverage of the principles and processes that govern design, construction, installation, operation and maintenance of bio-ethanol plants.  The course also presents tools and techniques to store/grind/feed biomass; slurry with water and broth; cool and add yeast to ferment; remove water and carbon-dioxide using multiple effect evaporation and fractionation; dry ethanol first by azeotropic distillation and then with molecular sieve beds; improvement of gasoline octane number by blending gasoline with bio-ethanol.  The course will be supplemented by practical and up-to-date case work designed to consolidate and reinforce learning.

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for renewable energy and bio-energy technology implementing agencies, project managers, project & design engineers, facility engineers, operation engineers, and asset managers.

What You Will Gain:

  • Knowing/recognizing the characteristics and applications of different types of bio-ethanol production technologies currently implemented in bio-energy sector
  • Understanding the basic concepts often applied in the analysis of bio-ethanol plant
  • Utilizing fundamentals of modeling, simulation, optimization and economic factors to make informed decisions on concept selection, design and operation for bio-ethanol plants
  • Learning the processes, contemporary methods and challenges involved in the fabrication, construction and installation of bio-ethanol plants
  • Successfully applying industry standards and procedures in assessing risks on bio-ethanol plants
  • Learning the processes involved in qualifying components for bio-ethanol plants
  • Using case studies, group exercises and interactive group discussion to identify and offer solutions to specific problems associated with design, construction, installation, operation and maintenance of bio-ethanol plants

Course Outline:

  • General description of liquid bio-fuels and types of bio-fuels
  • Bio-alcohols use as a fuel source
  • Feedstocks for Bio-ethanol production
  • Overview of fermentation and distillation technologies
  • Overview of fermentation and distillation technologies
  • Overview of P & ID and PFD
  • Bio-ethanol production system using biomass – store/grind/feed biomass; slurry with water and broth; cool and add yeast to ferment; remove water and carbon-dioxide using multiple effect evaporation and fractionation; dry ethanol first by azeotropic distillation and then with molecular sieve beds
  • Bio-ethanol process fundamentals
  • Bio-ethanol separation technology
  • Bio-ethanol process instrumentation and control
  • Mechanical fundamentals for bio-ethanol process control
  • Bio-ethanol process dynamics and optimization
  • Waste treatment technologies for bio-ethanol plants
  • Improvement of gasoline octane number by blending gasoline with bio-ethanol
  • Determination of optimum blends of bioethanol-gasoline mixture
  • Phase behavior of bioethanol-gasoline blends
  • Analysis and design of bio-ethanol plants
  • Fabrication/construction/installation considerations for bio-ethanol plants
  • Operations, optimization and control of bio-ethanol plants
  • Inspection and integrity assessment of in-service bio-ethanol plant components
  • Life extension practices for bio-ethanol plants
  • Maintenance, repairs and risk management for bio-ethanol plants
  • Case studies on design, construction, installation, operation and maintenance of bio-ethanol plants
  • Group exercises to identify and offer solutions to specific problems associated with design, construction, installation, operation and maintenance of bio-ethanol plants

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