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ERIC Number: EJ1085737
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: N/A
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0009-2479
An Automated Distillation Column for the Unit Operations Laboratory
Perkins, Douglas M.; Bruce, David A.; Gooding, Charles H.; Butler, Justin T.
Chemical Engineering Education, v39 n2 Spr 2005
A batch distillation apparatus has been designed and built for use in the undergraduate unit operations laboratory course. The column is fully automated and is accompanied by data acquisition and control software. A mixture of 1­-propanol and 2-­propanol is separated in the column, using either a constant distillate rate or constant composition mode of operation. The apparatus allows students to explore distillation and process control topics in an environment that closely resembles industrial practice.
Chemical Engineering Education, Chemical Engineering Division of ASEE. P.O. Box 142097, Gainesville, FL 32614. Tel: 352-392-0861; Fax: 352-392-0861; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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