Single-Stage Batch Distillation: Interactive Simulation
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Simulation: Batch Distillation
Try to answer these questions before determining the answer with the simulation. We suggest that you write down the reasons for your answers.
- As batch distillation proceeds for a binary mixture without an azeotrope, does the temperature in the still increase, decrease, or remain the same?
- For batch distillation of a binary mixture with a minimum boiling point azeotrope, does the composition of the distillate get to closer to or further away from the azeotrope composition?
- In a batch distillation of 50/50 binary mixture without an azeotrope, can a significant amount of distillate be obtained with a mole fraction of the more volatile component greater than 0.95?