Material Balances: Summary
The answers to the ConcepTests are given below and will open in a separate window.
Key points from this module:
- In a multi-component, steady-state system, one material balance can be done for each component. An overall material balance can also be done, but it is not another independent equation.
- For a system involving a reaction, material balances can be done on atoms.
From studying this module, you should now be able to:
- Perform steady-state material balances around various process equipment.
Prepared by John L. Falconer, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder