A. Discussion Problems
A1. If valve trays cost more than sieve trays, why are they often advertised as a way of decreasing tower costs?
A2. Develop your key relations chart for this chapter.
A3. What is the effect of increasing the feed temperature if
L/D = 1.15 (L/D)min. Note that (L/D)min will change.
Include effects on QR and number of stages. Use a McCabe-Thiele diagram.
A4. Optimums usually occur because there are two major competing effects. For the optimum L/D these two major effects for capital cost are (select two answers):
a. The number of stages is infinite as L/D goes to infinity and has a minimum value at (L/D)min.
b. The number of stages is infinite at (L/D)min and approaches a minimum value as L/D goes to infinity.
c. The column ...