McCabe-Thiele Diagrams: Quiz-Yourself Simulation

 This simulation leads you through counting stages in a distillation column in a step-by-step procedure. This simulation was prepared using Mathematica. Download the free Wolfram player, and then download the simulation CDF file (link given below or click on figure to download). Use this simulation to test your understanding.

This Demonstration uses a step-by-step approach to calculate the number of stages for a specified distillation problem, using the McCabe-Thiele method. Click the “new problem” button to change the starting conditions. Check the “hint” box for a hint on how to proceed. After completing each step, check the “solution” box to see the correct solution and then click “next” for the next step.