2 Azeo Distillation with LL Extractor
An azeotropic mixture of Benzene and Cyclo-Hexane is to be separatedin a distillation column using Acetone as the entrainer. Nearly pureBenzene is produced from the bottom of the column, while a nearazeotropic mixture of Acetone and Cyclo-Hexane is producedoverhead. The overhead mixture will be separated in a Liquid-Liquidextractor using water as the solvent, with Cyclo-Hexane being recovered as the overhead product. The Acetone/Water mixture willthen be separated in a vacuum tower with the Acetone and Waterproducts being recycled through the flowsheet.The process will be separated into four sections, the Azeotrope tower,the Liquid-Liquid extractor, the Solvent Recovery tower and finally therecycling system.The problem could be solved with a single set of interactionparameters. However, the problem may be solved more accurately by using one set of binary coefficients which will predict the liquid phasesplitting in the Extractor, and another set which will predict VLEbehaviour in the Distillation Columns.
Once you have completed this section, you will be able to:
•Import Fluid Packages•Model Azeotropic Distillation Columns•Model Liquid-Liquid Extraction Columns