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Unformatted text preview: given below, where the equilibrium curve is obtained from the data in Exercise 7.33 and the qline is vertical through x = 0.10. The stripping section operating line passes through the point {x=0.0021, y=0.0021}with a slope = L/V = F/V =100/24.6 = 4.065. It also passes through the point {x=0.1, y=0.4}. From the plot, the number of equilibrium stages = just less than 3. Call it 2 equilibrium stages in the column + partial reboiler. (2) The open steam rate = V = 24.6 kmol/h. The liquid rate = L = 100 kmol/h. Therefore, the slope of the stripping section operating line is the same as for part (1), i.e. L./V = 100/24.6 = 4.065. Now the mole fraction of alcohol in the bottoms = xB = 0.16/100 = 0.0016. Thus, as shown in the McCabeThiele diagram below, the operating line passes through the points {x=0.0016, y=0}and {x=0.10, y=0.40}, with the slope of 4.065. Now, The number (1) of equilibrium stages is equal to 3, all of them in the column. Exercise 7.34 (continued)
Analysis: Partial Reboiler Case: Exercise 7.34 (continued)
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2008 for the course CHE 244 taught by Professor Selebi during the Spring '06 term at Lehigh University .
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