Single-Stage Batch Distillation

In this simulation, 1.0 mol of a binary mixture undergoes batch distillation. The first slider sets the mole fraction of the starting liquid, and the second slider sets the amount collected in each flask. You can choose an ideal solution or an azeotrope with the drop-down menu. When you click the “Collect” button, liquid evaporates and the distillate is collected in a flask. The flask is then set aside and an empty flask is substituted. The process repeats when you click the “Collect” again. The temperature is shown next to the thermometer.

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This simulation was made at the University of Colorado Boulder, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.  Author: Neil Hendren

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