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McCabe-Thiele Method for an Ideal Binary Mixture

Housam Binous
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Department: Chemical Engineering
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The notebook computes the number of equilibrium stages for a binary ideal mixture with relative volatility equal to 2.45. The feed is a two phase mixture with a feed quality is equal to 0.85. The distillate , feed and bottom mole fractions are 0.9, 0.5 and 0.1, respectively. The minimum reflux ratio and pinch point position are calculated. The reflux ratio is taken to be 1.5 times greater than the minimum reflux ratio. We draw the McCabe and Thiele Diagram and get the number of theoretical plates equal to 9. If we take the Murphree liquid efficiency equal to 0.5, 19 stages are need to meet the distillation column specifications.

*Engineering > Chemical Engineering
*Science > Chemistry

McCabe and Thiele Diagram, minimum reflux ratio, pinch point, equilibrium stages, Murphree liquid efficiency, distillation column, binary ideal mixture
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