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ERIC Number: EJ945557
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0009-2479
Continuous and Batch Distillation in an Oldershaw Tray Column
Silva, Carlos M.; Vaz, Raquel V.; Santiago, Ana S.; Lito, Patricia F.
Chemical Engineering Education, v45 n2 p106-113 Spr 2011
The importance of distillation in the separation field prompts the inclusion of distillation experiments in the chemical engineering curricula. This work describes the performance of an Oldershaw column in the rectification of a cyclohexane/n-heptane mixture. Total reflux distillation, continuous rectification under partial reflux, and batch rectification at constant reflux were studied. With this experimental work, students practice several relevant distillation concepts, and also the use of chemical engineering simulation software.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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