Tray Chromatography Lab Report

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Our laboratory contains an 8 inch diameter distillation column, designed and constructed by Artisan
Industries, Inc., that contains 12 trays with a tray spacing of 10 inches. Each tray has three valve caps, an overflow weir, and a downcomer. There is a copper constantan, type T, thermocouple in each tray section. The second tray section from the bottom is made of glass to allow observation of the tray action. Temperature and feed flow rate data are recorded by computer. Feed flow rate is measured with a
Micromotion, Inc. mass flow meter,
Your assignment is to obtain data from operation of this column using a methanol-water system for process scale-up. In particular, liquid and vapor flow rates, heat and material balances, tray efficiencies,
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