Distillation Column Design By Method Of McCabe And Thiele: Distman Computer Graphics Program

Alan L. Myers, Kristen Fichthorn

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Abstract

A computer graphics program developed for the IBM PC calculates equilibrium and operating lines and steps off the number of stages on screen using the McCabe-Thiele method. The results are obtained by graphics, not by numerical methods, so that the accuracy depends upon the screen resolution or pixel density. The equilibrium line is drawn from bubble-point temperature calculations using constants from the Wilson and Antoine equations. The operating lines and staircase are constructed by computer graphics according to the prescribed operating parameters. Design variables, which include the reflux ratio, quality of feed, Murphree efficiency, product purities and pressure, may be changed interactively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)195-205
Number of pages11
JournalChemical Engineering Communications
Volume40
Issue number1-6
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 1986

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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