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dc.creatorShearer, Luther T., Jr
dc.date.accessioned 2007-08-21T01:08:02Z
dc.date.available 2007-08-21T01:08:02Z
dc.date.issued 1960
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/18445
dc.description.abstract This work has been divided into two parts. The first is concerned with methods of computation suitable for use with digital computers for distillation problems with one feed and two product streams. Two methods were investigated (although others have been employed and reported by many authors): The Lewis-Matheson method and a modified Thiele-Geddes method. These techniques differ in that one requires floating-point arithmetic, while the other does not. A comparison has been made illustrating the merits and faults of both methods. The second section presents the results of a number of computations. A correlating method suggested recently by Geddes was investigated, as well as the more familiar ones of Gilliland and Brown & Martin. An empirical correlation was developed after the suggestion of Geddes for the range 0.5⩽LV⩽1.0, 0<DF⩽0.5 . Further, the effect of both the number of plates and the reflux ratio has been examined.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectChemical engineering
dc.title Steady state distillation calculations: An investigation of computer techniques and an examination of results
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
thesis.degree.discipline Engineering
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Doctoral
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy
dc.identifier.citation Shearer, Luther T., Jr. "Steady state distillation calculations: An investigation of computer techniques and an examination of results." (1960) Diss., Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/18445.


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