Separation Processes Questions and Answers- Rate-Based Methods for Packed Distillation Columns

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This set of Separation Processes Problems focuses on “Rate-Based Methods for Packed Distillation Columns”.

1. What is λ= KV/L replaced by since the line for distillation is curved?
a) λ= mV/L
b) λ= MVL
c) λ= mL/V
d) λ= mV/K

Explanation: Because the equilibrium line for distillation is curved, λ= KV/L is replaces by λ=mV/L where m is dy/dx.

2. Which of the following is correct?
a) HETP = H OG λ(λ-1)
b) HETP = H OG λ/(λ-1)
c) HETP = H OG /λ(λ-1)
d) HETP = H OG -λ(λ- 1)

Explanation: HETP = H OG λ/(λ-1) is correct where λ= mV/L.

3. Which method uses McCabe-thiele diagram?
a) HETP method
b) HTU method
c) Ponchon-Savarit method
d) HODL method

Explanation: The HETP method used McCabe-thiele diagram first.
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4. What happens when k x >k y ?
a) Resistance to mass transfer is mainly in vapor
b) Resistance to mass transfer is mainly in liquid phase
c) Resistance to mass transfer is mainly in solid phase
d) All the resistances are equal

Explanation: When k x >k y resistance to mass transfer is mainly in vapor.

5. What happens when k x <k y ?
a) Resistance to mass transfer is mainly in vapor
b) Resistance to mass transfer is mainly in liquid phase
c) Resistance to mass transfer is mainly in solid phase
d) All the resistances are equal

Explanation: When k x <k y resistance to mass transfer is mainly in liquid phase.

6. In which solution are the values of HTU and HETP constant?
a) Concentrated solution
b) True solution
c) Homogeneous solution
d) Dilute solution

Explanation: The values of HTU and HETP are constant in dilute solution.

7. What is HETP if H OG = 1.5ft and λ=01.5?
a) 1.23
b) 1.43
c) 1.65
d) 1.78

Explanation: Since HETP = H OG λ/(λ-1), HETP = 1.5ln(1.5/(1.5-1))= 1.65.

8. What is HETP if H OG = 2.5ft and λ=01.5?
a) 1.23
b) 1.78
c) 1.26
d) 2.74

Explanation: Since HETP = H OG λ/(λ-1), HETP = 2.5ln(1.5/(1.5-1))= 2.74.

9. What is HETP if H OG = 1.7ft and λ=1.9?
a) 1.27
b) 1.36
c) 1.89
d) 1.78

Explanation: Since HETP = H OG λ/(λ-1), HETP = 1.7ln(1.9/(1.9-1))= 1.27.

10. What is HETP if H OG = 2.6ft and λ=01.6?
a) 1.56
b) 2.1
c) 2.55
d) 1.78

Explanation: Since HETP = H OG λ/(λ-1), HETP = 2.6ln(1.6/(1.6-1))= 2.55.

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