Review and extension of the McCabe-Thiele method covering multiple feeds, products and heat transfer stages

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Title: Review and extension of the McCabe-Thiele method covering multiple feeds, products and heat transfer stages
Authors: Marcilla, Antonio | Serrano Cayuelas, María Dolores | Reyes-Labarta, Juan A.
Research Group/s: Cálculo del Equilibrio entre Fases | Procesado y Pirólisis de Polímeros
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Ingeniería Química
Keywords: Distillation | Side stream | Process design | Heat stages | Lateral product | Multiple feeds
Knowledge Area: Ingeniería Química
Date Created: 15-Dec-2011
Issue Date: 2-Jul-2012
Abstract: The McCabe-Thiele method is a classical approximate graphical method for the conceptual design of binary distillation columns which is still widely used, mainly for didactical purposes, though it is also valuable for quick preliminary calculations. Nevertheless, no complete description of the method has been found and situations such as different thermal feed conditions, multiple feeds, possibilities to extract by-products or to add or remove heat, are not always considered. In the present work we provide a systematic analysis of such situations by developing the generalized equations for: a) the operating lines (OL) of each sector, and b) the changeover line that provides the connection between two consecutive trays of the corresponding sectors separated by a lateral stream of feed, product, or a heat removal or addition.
Sponsor: Chemical Engineering Department. University of Alicante
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/23195
Code: 7378
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/annotation
Temporary coverage: 2010-2011
Rights: Licencia Creative Commons Reconocimiento-NoComercial-SinObraDerivada 3.0
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