Q.1 The relative volatility of A in a mixture of A and B is αAB = 1.5.

What is the mole fraction of B in the first droplet of the liquid condensed from an equimolar saturated vapor mixture of A and B? Q.2 A given mixture of n-pentane and n-octane is heated and flashed when one mole liquid having a mole fraction x = 0.15 of n-pentane and two moles of vapor are generated. At the temperature of the flash drum, the relative volatility of n-octane with respect to n-pentane is 0.216. The solution is ideal. Calculate the composition of the original mixture. Q.3 The stripping section operating line for a binary distillation problem is y = 1.4 x -0.02. The relative volatility is α = 2.6. On a particular tray the liquid composition is x = 0.2. What is the composition of the vapor leaving the tray if the Murphree tray efficiency is 0.7? Q. 4 A column has to separate a mixture of A and B to yield a top product of xD = 0.97 and a bottom product of xW = 0.04. Calculate the minimum number of ideal trays required to achieve this separation, Given: αAB = 1.8 at the bottom condition and αAB = 2.0 at the top condition. Q.5 The following concentrations of the vapor at two consecutive trays in the rectifying section of a column have been measured: y3 = 0.94 and y4 = 0.925. The equation of the operating line is y = 0.6667 x+0.32. The relative volatility at the liquid composition on the third tray is α = 1.85. Calculate the Murphree efficiency of the tray. Q.6 A column for distillation of a mixture of A and B operates at total reflux. The liquid concentration of the fifth tray from the top is x = 0.4. If the relative volatility is αAB = 1.8, what are the concentrations of vapor streams (i) entering the tray (ii) leaving the tary. Q.7 the relative volatility of A with respect to B is αAB = 2. At what concentration of a mixture of A and B is the slope of the equilibrium line unity? Q.8 A binary distillation column separating A and B is being operated at total reflux in the start up period. The relative volatility of A with respect to B is 2.0. If the vapor entering the top tray has 95 mole% A, what is the mole fraction of A in the liquid leaving the tray? Q.9 Ethanol forms a nearly ideal solution with iso-butanol and has a relative volatility 2.2. A heated feed containing 40 mole% ethanol and 60 mole% iso-butanol enters a flash drum at a rate of 50 kmol/h. Prepare a plot of the fractional yield of the distillate versus its composition. What fraction of the feed should be vaporized in order to have a bottom product containing not more than 10 % ethanol? Q.10 Ten kmol of a feed having 65 mole % benzene and 35 mole % toluene is batch distilled at 1 atm pressure. Calculate the moles of distillate produced and the composition of the bottom product if the distillation is done until (a) 75 mole % of the feed benzene

30 0.82 5 0.14 0.97 0 0. The equilibrium data in terms of the more volatile are: x 0.44 9 0.15 3 0. (d) the number of the theoretical plates if the reflux is a subcooled liquid at such a temperature that one mole of the vapor is condensed for twenty mole of the reflux. The relative volatility of A with respect to B is 2.43 0.36 5 0.06 5 0.95 0. Calculate the composition of the uncondensed vapor.03 9 0.12.15 A mixture of 60 mole % A and 40 mole % B is separated in a column to yield 96 mol% A as the top product. the feed is 50 % vapor and reflux ratio is 1.08 0. The feed is at its bubble point. What is the equation of the feed line? Determine the number of ideal trays required and the location of the feed tray. What is the corresponding boil-up ratio? The relative volatility of the benzene in the mixture is 4.10 0.95 8 0.50 0.67 8 0. Calculate the minimum reflux ratio algebricially.12 4 0. (d) The accumulated distillate contains 75 mole% benzene.8. (c) the slopes of the two operating lines.leaves with the vapor.8 7 0. not more than 2 % of the diethylamine in the fed should be allowed to leave at the bottom.78 2 0. (b) The stillpot contains 35 mol% benzene (c) 50 mole% feed is vaporized. Also.5 mole % methanol in it.5 times the minimum. how much condensate leave the condenser per hour? The vaporliquid equilibrium data is given below: x 0.66 5 0.02 y 0.14 A saturated vapor feed containing benzene (30 mole%) and chlorobenzene is to be separated into a top product having 98 mole % benzene and a bottom product having 99 mole % chlorobenzene. Q.08 5 0.57 9 0.90 0.41 8 0.22 5 0.02 y 0. The reflux to the column is a saturated liquid.21 5 0.31 6 0. (a) if 70 mole % of the vapor is condensed.91 5 0.5 mol% of the less volatile.72 9 0.09 2 0.77 9 0. Also.40 0.11 The vapor (containing 85 mole % methanol and 15 mole % water) from the top tray of a methanol distillation column enters a partial condenser at a rate of 70 kmol/h at 1 atm pressure.93 2 0.05 2 0.94 8 0.13 4 0.24 3 0.51 Q.80 0.993 Q.06 0.13 A mixture of di-and tri-ethylamines containing 55 mole % of the former is fed to a distillation columnat a rate of 40 kmol/h.0 4 0.09 0.30 4 0.85 3 0.60 0. Take α = 2. 97 % of A entering the tower must be recovered in the . (b) the number of theoretical plates if the actual reflux ratio is 1.979 Q.12 A feed mixture of A and B (45 mole % A and 55 mole % B) is to be separated into a top product containing 96 mole% A and a bottom product having 95 mole% B. Q.80 2 0.60 1 0.4 times the minimum.7 0 0.04 2 0.20 0.91 0 0.985 0.2 3 0. Determine (a) the minimum reflux ratio. (b) If the uncondensed vapor leaving the condenser has 91. The column is to operate at atmospheric pressure and top product should not have more than 2.

20 A distillation column separates an equimolar mixture of methanol and water at its bubble point to a top product having 95 % methanol and a bottom product with 95 % water.5 may be used.5 is used. a bottom product. The liquid concentartion on the 5th tray is x5 = 0.19 A saturated liquid feed having 45 mole% methanol is distilled at a rate of 200 kmol/h in a column to yield top product . (a) How many trays should be used to achieve this separation if the column is operated at total reflux? (b) Determine the number of theoretical trays required and location of the feed tray if a reflux ratio of 1. (c) It is planned to install a heating coilon the third tray from the top so as to vaporize 10 % of the liquid it receives.54. The top product should have 96 mole 5 methanol. and 100 kmol/h 20 % vaporized feedhaving 60 mole% methanol.72. Q. (a) what is the local value of the relative volatility of A with respect to B? (b) how many ideal trays does the column have? Assume that the relative volatility remains constant. y6 = 0. calculate the amounts of the top and bottom products. and a liquid side stream. Solve the problem algebraically.16 A distillation column separates a saturated feed containing 25 mole% A and 75 mole% B. from the appropriate tray. The following concentrations have been measured by analyzing the liquid and vapor samples around the 6th tray: x6 = 0. (a) Determine the feed tray and the number of ideal trays if the feed is supplied to the optimum location. and the bottom must not contain more than 3 mole% of it. Q. What will be the number of trays for this arrangement? . The distillate has 98 mole% A and the reflux ratio is 3. calculate the moles of the liquid vaporized in the reboiler per mole of the distillate and also the boil-up ratio. The top product has 95 mole% benzene.63.17 A distillation column receives an equimolar saturated liquid mixture of benzene and toluene (α = 2. (b) How many more trays would be requiredif the feed is supplied at the 9th ideal tray from the top? (c) Determine the number of real trays if the Murphree efficiency is 60 % and the feed enters the optimum position in the coloumn. the relative volatility is αAB = 2. The feed is a saturated vapor. Q. (a) Determine the concentration of the vapor (i) entering the fifth tray (ii) leaving the 5th tray.18 A distillation column for separation of methanol from water receives two feeds – 100 kmol/h saturated liquid having 30 mole% methanol.45 is used. y7 = 0. Q. Q. If an external reflux ratio of 1. Determine the number of ideal trays required.55.0. Assume that the trays are ideal.51). 20 kmol/h having 70 mole % methanol.distillate. (b) Which section of the column does the 5th plate belong to? (c) Calculate the enrichment of the vapor across the 4th tray (d) if 97 mole% of A present in the feed goes to the top product. the bottom product contains 95 mole% toluene and the reflux ratio is 2.0. and determine the number of ideal required for the separation. 96 % methanol. From which tray should the side stream be withdrawn? A reflux ratio of 1. 97 mole% water.51.

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