Use of process simulation and McCabe-Thiele modeling in teaching distillation

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Abstract

The use of process simulation and McCabe-thiele modeling in teaching distillation is described. A student can use process simulation to model a distillation column without understanding the physical process of distillation. The McCabe-Thiele modeling technique provided a compact framework for visualizing the process and illustrating concepts and phenomena. It is stated that the process simulation is used as a tool for inductive presentation of concepts to promote a through understanding of the physical process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9311-9318
Number of pages8
JournalASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2002
Event2002 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Vive L'ingenieur - Montreal, Que., Canada
Duration: Jun 16 2002Jun 19 2002

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