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

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4.16 Summary—Objectives

In this long chapter we developed the stage-by-stage balances for distillation columns and showed how to solve these equations when CMO is valid. You should now be able to satisfy the following objectives:

1. Write the mass and energy balances and equilibrium expressions for any stage in a column

2. Explain what CMO is, and determine if CMO is valid in a given situation

3. Derive the operating equations for CMO systems

4. Calculate the feed quality and determine its effect on flow rates. Plot the feed line on a y-x diagram

5. Determine the number of stages required, using the Lewis method and the McCabe-Thiele method

6. Develop and explain composition, temperature, and flow profiles

7. Solve any binary distillation problem ...

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