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Unformatted text preview: CHEE 3462: Unit Operations • Instructors: Kishore K. Mohanty, Charles W. Rook (Lab) • TAs: M. Anez, C. Aggarwal, K. Kumar, X. Sun • Text: Seader & Henley, 1 st edn. • Web: blackboard1.egr.uh.edu • Midterms (40%), Final (25%), Quiz(5%), Homework (10%), Lab (20%) CHEE 3462 • Purpose: Principles, Analysis, & Design of mass- transfer based separation process units. • Example of a Chemical Plant – Nitric Acid Plant Process Water Air Electricity NH3 Boiler Feed Water Compressor Reactor HNO3, NO, NO2, N2 Steam Turbine Condensation Absorber NO, NO2, N2 Tail Gas Turbine Nitric Acid Solution Separation Process Units • Example: Absorber – HNO3 moved from the gas phase to the liquid phase • Separation Processes or Mass Transfer Operations • This course covers Chapters 1, 3-8, 13-15 • Two Types of Operations – Equilibrium Stage Operations (Chapter 5) • Has distinct, discrete stages Distillation Column Each plate is a stage Continuous in time – Diffusional Rate Process (Chapter 3) • No stages • Packed bed Distillation (Chapters 7,13) – Obj: To separate a liquid mixture into 2 liquid streams – Driving force: Difference in volatility (vapor pressure,...
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L1 - CHEE 3462 Unit Operations • Instructors Kishore K...

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