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Designing a Distillation Column for Binary Mixtures

Akemi Gálvez
Organization: University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain
Andrés Iglesias
Organization: University of Cantabria
Department: Department of Applied Mathematics and Computational Science

2003 International Mathematica Symposium
Conference location

Imperial College, London

In this paper, we describe a Mathematica program for the design of distillation columns, clearly a very important topic in chemical industry. In particular, we consider McCabe-Thiele's procedure, which is a graphical method for designing distillation columns for binary mixtures. We take advantage of the symbolic, numerical and graphical Mathematica capabilities to create a general program that can be applied to any kind of binary distillation column. The performance of this program is shown through some illustrative examples.

*Science > Chemistry

distillation column, chemistry
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