Extractive Distillation

Extractive distillation also involves the addition of the third component to the mixture (solvent or entrainer). However, in the case of extractive distillation, the solvent is a relatively high boiling point material, which is present at high concentration on each stage and exits at the bottom. To improve the efficiency of the process, the entrainer has to be added



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Figure 5 Azeotropic behaviour.

at the top of the column, so that its concentration on each stage will be enough to produce the desired effect in the equilibrium of the original mixture. Finally, the entrainer is separated from the bottoms product in another distillation column.

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Solar Panel Basics

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