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Separation Process Engineering: Includes Mass Transfer Analysis, Third Edition by Phillip C. Wankat

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D. Problems

*Answers to problems with an asterisk are at the back of the book.

D1.* We are separating a mixture of methanol and water in a flash drum at 1 atm pressure. Equilibrium data are listed in Table 2-7.

a. Feed is 60 mol% methanol, and 40% of the feed is vaporized. What are the vapor and liquid mole fractions and flow rates? Feed rate is 100 kmol/h.

b. Repeat part a for a feed rate of 1500 kmol/h.

c. If the feed is 30 mol% methanol and we desire a liquid product that is 20 mol% methanol, what V/F must be used? For a feed rate of 1000 lbmol/h, find product flow rates and compositions.

d. We are operating the flash drum so that the liquid mole fraction is 45 mol% methanol. L = 1500 kmol/h, and V/F = 0.2. What must the flow rate and composition ...

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