Masters Theses

Abstract

"A pilot-scale, eight-plate, bubble-cap distillation tower with a multi-point temperature recorder and automatic sampling device was used to obtain operating data on temperatures and liquid phase compositions for distillation efficiency studies. The tower was run with a single feed, a total condenser, and a partial reboiler. At steady state, as indicated by constant temperatures, samples were taken and later analyzed by gas chromatography. A digital program was developed to calculate component efficiencies on each plate according to Holland's modified Murphree plate efficiency, utilizing the operating data, and reflux rate, the input and output flows and compositions, and vapor-liquid equilibrium data. The program was checked by use on data from independent distillation simulations and proved to be reliable. An extension of this method should be useful in periodically monitoring efficiencies in industrial distillation"--Abstract, Page ii.

Advisor(s)

Waggoner, Raymond C.

Department(s)

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Chemical Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1969

Pagination

vii, 99 Pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 60-63).

Rights

© 1969 Chorng Shyong Wang, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Distillation apparatus
Chemical equilibrium
Methanol
Acetone

Thesis Number

T 2265

Print OCLC #

6009421

Electronic OCLC #

844067803

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