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 equilibrium line is drawn from bubble-point temperature calculations using constants from the Wilson and Antoine equations. The operating line and staircase are constructed by computer graphics according to the prescribed operating parameters. Design variables (reflux ratio, quality of feed, Murphree efficiency, product purities, and pressure) may be changed interactively.
|Annual Meeting - American Institute of Chemical Engineers
|Published - Dec 1 1984
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