Flash Vaporization of a Heptane-Octane Mixture

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Consider an ideal binary mixture composed of -heptane and -octane. The feed to a flash drum is composed of 50% mole of -heptane at a temperature equal to 303 K. This feed is flash vaporized at . When you set the desired vapor fraction, the Demonstration computes the vapor and liquid compositions as well as the temperature in the separator. The heat added is also calculated.

Contributed by: Housam Binous (March 2011)
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J. Benitez, Principles and Modern Applications of Mass Transfer Operations, New York: Wiley-Interscience, 2002.



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