Key Fractionation Concepts


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Key Fractionation Concepts
1010302Key Fractionation ConceptsThe concepts described in this chapter are the foundations of distillation engineering. A thorough understanding of these concepts is essential for distillation practitioner. This is one chapter that the novice can ill-afford to skip.The author stresses and applies the visual approach (i.e., graphical methods) when introducing these concepts. This approach was deemphasized when computers began to make rapid inroads into distillation design. For some time, graphical techniques were considered a tool of the past, never to be used again. An undesirable by-product was that the distillation column became a "black box," and the engineers' understanding of distillation suffered.The last decade saw …
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Henry Z. Kister: Distillation Design. Key Fractionation Concepts, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 1992), AccessEngineering Export