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

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3.3 Specifications

In the design or operation of a distillation column, a number of variables must be specified. For both design and simulation problems we usually specify column pressure (which sets the equilibrium data); feed composition, flow rate and feed temperature or feed enthalpy or feed quality; and temperature or enthalpy of the reflux liquid. The usual reflux condition set is a saturated liquid reflux. These variables are listed in Table 3-1. The other variables set depend upon the type of problem.

Table 3-1. Usual specified variables for binary distillation

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