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Reflux Ratio

distillation reflux ratio

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#1 Noay


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Posted 19 November 2019 - 12:42 PM

I have calculated the minimun reflux ratio to be 0.42. Taking 1.5*0.42=1.08, Is reflux ratio of 1.08 too small for distillation? In this case, Ethyl acetate is being removed from Ethyl acetate-ethanol mixture.

Edited by Nafii, 19 November 2019 - 12:46 PM.

#2 breizh


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Posted 20 November 2019 - 01:54 AM

Hi ,

Thanks to share your work if you want to get a meaningful answer .


Note : The mixture forms an azeotrope !




You will find a link to support your calculation 



a textbook for the basics on separation 




Good luck and enjoy the reading .



Edited by breizh, 20 November 2019 - 04:08 AM.

#3 Pilesar


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Posted 20 November 2019 - 09:41 AM

Check your math using a calculator, also.

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