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

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E. More Complex Problems

E1. You are processing halibut livers that contain approximately 25.2 wt % fish oil and 74.8 wt % insoluble solids. The following data for leaching fish oil from halibut livers using diethyl ether solvent is given by Brown and Associates (1950):

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where yoil is the mass fraction oil in the overflow, which was found to contain no insoluble solids, and Z is the pounds of solution per pound of oil free solids in the underflow.

a. Convert the data to mass fraction oil and solvent in the overflow and to mass fraction oil, solvent and solids in the underflow. Plot the data as a saturated extract curve and a saturated raffinate ...

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