Flash Separations Example Problems

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Example Problem 1

A 50/50 binary liquid mixture of benzene(1) and toluene(2) is flashed to 1.4-bar pressure, and 25% of the liquid vaporizes:


What is the composition of the resulting vapor?


Example Problem 2

A liquid that is 60% component 1 and 40% component 2 is flashed to 1210 kPa. The outlet temperature is 150ºC. The saturation pressures in kPa are:

 (T in ºC)

Calculate the fraction of effulent that is liquid and the compositions of the liquid and vapor phases. Assume the liquid is ideal.