Determine the optimal-stage location for each feed and the number

Determine the optimal-stage location for each feed and the number of theoretical stages required for the distillation separation shown in Figure 7.42 using the following equilibrium data in mole fractions.

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Determine the optimal-stage location for each feed and the number of theoretical stages required for the distillation separation shown in Figure 7.42 using the following equilibrium data in mole fractions.

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cw Distillate 98 mol% water L/D = 1.2(L/D)min Feed 1, bubble-point liquid kgmol/h 75 1 atm A 25 100 Feed 2, 50 mole % vaporized kgmol/h 50 A 100 Bottoms 95 mol% acetic acid Steam Figure 7.42 Data for Exercise 7.35.

Answer

Water is the more volatile component. Compute flow rates of distillate and bottoms. Overall total material balance: Overall water balance: Solving Eqs…View the full answer