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

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A. Discussion Problems

A1. Explain how a distillation column works.

A2. Without looking at the text, define the following:

a. Isothermal distillation

b. The four flow regimes in a staged distillation column

c. Reflux and reflux ratio

d. Boilup and boilup ratio

e. Rectifying (enriching) and stripping sections

f. Simulation and design problems

Check the text for definitions you did not know

A3. Explain the reasons a constant pressure distillation column is preferable to:

a. An isothermal distillation system.

b. A cascade of flash separators at constant temperature.

c. A cascade of flash separators at constant pressure.

A4. In a countercurrent distillation column at constant pressure, where is the temperature highest? Where is it lowest?

A5. Develop ...

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