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Separation Technique

seperation water butanol

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#1 thatdutchguy

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 06:50 AM

 

 

 I have a mixture with the following feed:

 

Flow = 150 mol/s

Composition:

5 mol% water

95 mol% 1-butanol

Temperature = 93 oC

 

The separated product has to contain at least 71 mol% water

 

I need to separate, while not using distillation. 

 

What will be an effective way to separate this? 

 



#2 MrShorty

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 10:11 AM

What separation techniques are you familiar with?  I might suggest you start with a list of separation processes (this one from Wikipedia maybe? https://en.wikipedia...aration_process) and identify those processes that might work. Three possibilities that I noticed in that list were crystallization, liquid-liquid extraction, or chromatography.  Which of all those separation processes seem like good candidates to you?






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