REACTIVE McCABE-THIELE: SHORT CUT METHOD INCLUDING REACTIVE VAPOR - LIQUID EFFICIENCY

  • R.A. Flores-Estrella
  • G.A. Iglesias-Silva
Keywords: reactive McCabe-Thiele, reactive distillation, transformed composition, reactive Murphree e_ciency, reactive system

Abstract

A graphic McCabe-Thiele method is developed for application to fully reactive column configuration. The extended method takes in to account several aspects as classic McCabe-Thiele method under transformed reaction-invariant composition variables as: minimum number of reactive theoretical stages, number of reactive theoretical stages, minimum reflux ratio, feed tray location, top and = or bottom flow. Reaction equilibrium is assumed on each stage, vapor-liquid equilibrium is assumed on all stages and is also considered a reactive Murphree vapor tray efficiency. The methodology is illustrated in two ideal reactive systems. The results of the reactive McCabe-Thiele method agree with those obtained using a rigorous method in commercial simulator AspenONE Aspen Plus (Radfrac module).

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Published
2019-12-17
How to Cite
Flores-Estrella, R., & Iglesias-Silva, G. (2019). REACTIVE McCABE-THIELE: SHORT CUT METHOD INCLUDING REACTIVE VAPOR - LIQUID EFFICIENCY. Revista Mexicana De Ingeniería Química, 15(1), 193-207. Retrieved from http://www.rmiq.org/ojs311/index.php/rmiq/article/view/1107
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Process engineering