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GUI for distillation columns: McCabe and Thiele Method.


Claudio Gelmi (view profile)


16 Mar 2006 (Updated )

GUI tool for estimating the theoretical number of plates of a distillation column

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This GUI uses a constant relative volatility (alpha) to estimate the equilibrium curve. From there, the GUI uses the "McCabe and Thiele Graphical Method" to estimate the ideal number of plates in the column.

A reference is provided in the GUI: look in Help/About.

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Mc Cabe Thiele Method For An Ideal Binary Mixture inspired this file.

This file inspired Mc Cabe Thiele Method Gui For Binary Column Distillation.

MATLAB release MATLAB 7.1.0 (R14SP3)
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Comments and Ratings (25)
03 Oct 2016 José Vado  
15 May 2014 Marwan

Marwan (view profile)

I get an error with this; the window that opens is of a small size and I don't really see all the button except for one, because the rest are all cropped out. It seems like it's zoomed in too much in my case. Any way to fix it? Thanks

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25 Jun 2012 Sergio

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10 Oct 2008 Miguel Arriola  
06 Oct 2008 Javier Gomez

Simply Exellent

22 Mar 2008 Yo Yung

good tool!

22 Feb 2008 Morne Booysen

nice and easy

06 Nov 2007 Rodrigo Soto

Parece que los señores anónimos que evaluaron la función negativamente, no saben ni usan MATLAB. Una pena el poco aporte constructivo. Para mí ha sido una excelente adición al FileExchange. Aparte de estar muy bien programada. Gracias por compartir.

06 Nov 2007 ali safety  
06 Nov 2007 safetyali mohamed

ali safety

07 Oct 2007 Rodrigo Diaz

Un programa muy bien hecho y util. Gracias por compartirlo.

19 Sep 2007 ? ??  
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12 Jul 2007 Freddy Fuentes

Excelent for homework

27 Jan 2007 Gustavo Tapia  
18 Jan 2007 Felipe Soto

Muy útil y buena herramienta. Gracias.

18 Nov 2006 ELOY MEDICI  
29 Sep 2006 Claudio Gelmi

New error checks were incorporated in the GUI. Thanks for pointing that out.

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03 Sep 2006 javad tamam

it fail without error if compositions is grater than unity(1)

18 Apr 2006 Zhuoyang Lian

Excellent work. Not an easy work Claudio :)

20 Mar 2006 Mary S.

Thanks! Excellent for mass transfer homeworks!!

20 Mar 2006 César Sáez

Excellent tool. Very useful to the college teaching.

20 Mar 2006 Jorge Gaete

Excellent tool. Easy to use with a great visual interface.

19 Mar 2006 Swapnil G

Great tool for teaching distilation

05 Sep 2006

- New error checks were incorporated (e.g., molar fraction and feed quality).
- The "Help text box" was programmed in a more efficient way.

30 Oct 2008 1.2

- A better way of detecting non-feasible distillations was incorporated. Thanks Jakub Kopáč.

29 Jan 2009 1.4

- Help's information.

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