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

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16.6 Prediction of Distillation Tray Efficiency

How does mass transfer affect the efficiency of a tray column? This is a question of considerable interest in the design of staged columns. We will develop a very simple model following the presentations of Cussler (1997), King (1980), Lewis (1936), and Lockett (1986).

A schematic diagram of a tray is shown in Figure 16-10. The column is operating at steady state. A mass balance will be done for the mass balance envelope indicated by the dashed outline. The vapor above the trays is assumed to be well mixed; thus, the inlet vapor mole frac Image does not depend on the position along the tray, . The vapor ...

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