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

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12.9 Matrix Solution for Concentrated Absorbers and Strippers

For more concentrated solutions, absorbers and strippers are usually not isothermal, total flow rates are not constant, and solutes may not be independent. The matrix methods discussed for multicomponent distillation (reread section 6.2) can be adapted for absorption and stripping.

Absorbers, like flash distillation, are equivalent to very wide boiling feeds. Thus, in contrast with distillation, a wide-boiling feed (sum rates) flowchart such as Figure 2-13 should be used. The flow rate loop is now solved first, since flow rates are never constant in absorbers. The energy balance, which requires the most information, is used to calculate new temperatures, since this is done last. ...

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