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Assignment

Here four components are in feed mixture.


So we will need 3 ordinary distillation tower to get four products in pure form
Possible Sequences =
5
Sequence 1: A/BCD --> B/CD -->C/D (Direct Sequence)
Sequence 2:A/BCD --> BC/D -->B/C
Sequence 3:AB/CD --> A/B -->C/D
Sequence 4:ABC/D --> A/BC--> B/C
Sequence 5:ABC/D --> AB/C --> A/B (Indirect Sequence)

Separation
A/B
A/BC
A/BCD
B/C
B/CD
AB/C
AB/CD
C/D
BC/D
ABC/D
Sequence
1
2
3
4
5

Column Top Pressure


(kPa)
Distillate Rate D (kmol/hr)
675.35
136.126
675.35
136.126
675.35
136.126
487.099
226.801
487.099
226.801
558.78
362.922
558.78
362.922
199.254
181.413
354.88
408.225
433.064
544.296
Marginal Vapor Rate
(kmol/hr)
608.42
1179.47
372.43 Comment: Sequence 3 is the best sequence based on Marg
986.91
1147.01

Reflux Ratio
(R=1.2Rmin)
10.17
10.77
13.28
1.80
2.62
1.42
1.78
12.20
6.72
5.06

Vapor Rate
Marginal Vapor
V=D(R+1)
Rate
1520.53
0
1602.20
81.68
1943.88
423.35
635.04
0
820.11
185.07
876.82
241.78
1007.47
372.43
2395.38
0
3151.50
756.12
3300.61
905.23

nce 3 is the best sequence based on Marginal Vapor rate calculation and direct sequence is the next best sequence.