Semi-Batch Steam Distillation of a Binary Organic Mixture - a Demonstration of Advanced Problem-Solving Techniques and Tools


  • Mordechai Shacham Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
  • Michael B. Cutlip University of Connecticut
  • Michael Elly Ben-Gurion University of the Negev


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Author Biographies

Mordechai Shacham, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

is professor emeritus of the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel. He received his a .Sc.and D.Sc. degrees from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. His research interest includes analysis, modeling, and regression of data, applied numerical methods, and prediction and consistency analysis of physical properties.

Michael B. Cutlip, University of Connecticut

is professor emeritus of the Chemical, Materials, and Biomolecular Engineering Department at the University of Connecticut. He has B.Ch.E. and M.S. degrees from Ohio State and a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado. His current interests include the development of general software for numerical problem solving and application to chemical and biochemical engineering.

Michael Elly, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

holds B.Sc. and MBA degrees from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He joined Intel Corporation in 1996, serving several senior IT/Automation positions in Israel and in the United States. He is currently pursuing a Ph. D. in chemical engineering at Ben-Gurion University and is the lead programmer for the Polymath software package. He has recently developed an interface to the DIPPR~ thermodynamic properties DB and linked it to Polymath.






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