chemical engineering problem

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the traditional way to form acetic acid is through the fermentation of ethanol through the action of acetic acid bacteria. this is an aerobic reaction: (10) c2h5oh+o2→ ch3cooh + h2o

draw and label the process flow diagram. determine what the composition of the output stream on the mass /basis would be if 12.3kmol/ hr of ethanol are reacted, with a conversion to acetic acid of 85%. the oxygen is supplied that is set at a rate of 35% excess of the theoretical oxygen.

molecular masses :ethanol 46.0kg/kg mol; oxygen 32.0kg/kg mol; acetic acid 60.0kg/kg mol; water 18.0kg/kg mol
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