Design, Fabrication and Testing of a Laboratory Scale Sieve-Plate Distilling Column

Author : Tolentino, Milo Michael Blanco
Major Adviser : Alcanzare, Edilberto A.
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Year : 1990
Month : March
Type : Thesis
Degree: BS
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A laboratory scale sieve-plate distilling column was designed to produce a 70 mole percent ethanol distillate from a 10 mole percent ethanol solution.

The equipment was fabricated at the DAMET shop and tested together with a single pass shell-and-tube condenser. Open steam was used instead of a reboiler as heat source.

Results showed that the designed distilling column operated at a low efficiency (27.27 %) due to some limitations during the testing.

Further recommendations are needed to improve the operating condition of the distilling column.

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