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1. It is desired to absorbed 90% of the acetone in a gas containing 1.

0 mol %
acetone in air a countercurrent stage tower. The total inlet gas flow to the
tower is 30.0 kg mol/h, and the total operate isothermally at 300 K and a
total pressure of 101.3 kPa. The equilibrium relation for the acetone in the
gas-liquid is y=2.53 x. Determine the number of theoretical stages required
for this separation. Repeat but use the Kremser analytical equations for
countercurrent stage processes.
2. A relatively nonvolatile hydrocarbon oil contains 4.0 mol % propane and is
being stripped by direct superheated steam in stripping tray tower to reduce
the propane content to 0.2%. The temperature is held constant at 422 K by
internal heating in the tower at 2.026*105 Pa pressure. A total of 11.42 kg mol
of direct steam is used for 300 kg mol of total entering liquid. The vapor-liquid
equilibria can be represented by y=25x, where y is mole fraction propane in
the steam and x is a mole fraction prpane in the oil. Steam can be considered
as an inert gas and it wil nt condense. Plot the operating and equilibrium lines
and determine the number of theoretical trays is needed.
3. (30 points) A gas contains 4.0 mol NH3 and its ammonia is reduce 0.5 mol
in a packed absorption tower at 293 K and 1.013 105 Pa. The inlet
pure water flow is 68.0 kg mol/h and the total is inlet gas flow is 57.8 kg
mol/h. The tower diameter 0.747 m. the film mass-transfer coefficients are
kya =0.0739 kg mol/s-m3-moll fraction and kxa=0.169 kg mol/ s-m3-mol
fraction. Using the design methods for dilute gas mixtures, do as follows:
a. Caculate the tower height using kya
b. Caculate the tower height using Kya
4. In an experimental study of the absorption of ammonia by water in a wetted-
wall column, the value of KG was found to be 2.75 10-6 kmol/m2-s-kPa. At
one point in the column, the composition of the gas and liquid phases were
8.0 and 0.115 mole NH3, respectively. The temperature was 300 K, and
the total pressure was 1 atm. Eighty-five percent of the total resistance to
mass transfer was found to be in the gas phase at 300 k, ammonia- water
solutions follow Henry`s law up to 5 mole ammonia in the liquid, with
m=1.64 when the total pressure is 1 atm. Calculate the individual film
coefficients and the interfacial concentration.
5. For a system in which component A is transferring from the gas phase to the
liquid phase, the equilibrium relation is given by
PA,I=0.80 x A, I
were pA<I is the equilibrium partial pressure in atm and A,I is the
equilibrium liquid concentratin in molar fraction. At one point in the
apparatus, the liquid stream contains 4.5 mole and the gas stream
contains 9.0 mole A. the total pressure is 1 atm. The individual gas-film
coefficient at this poi t is kG=3.0 mole/m2-s-atm. Fifty percent of the overall
resistance to mass transfer is known to be encountered in the liquid phase,
Evaluate
a. The overall mass-transfer coefficient, K,
b. The molar flux of A
c. The liquid interfacial concentration of A
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