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McCabeThiele

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10 Jun 2013 (Updated )

This function creates McCabe-Thiele Diagrams from various user inputs

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This function creates McCabe-Thiele Diagrams from various user inputs. It also displays some key distillation parameters such as the reflux and boilup ratios and the feed conditions. Additionally, it determines the total number of EQ stages required and shows the "step-down" process. Also, it performs the infinite reflux (for given concentration) and minimum reflux (for given/calculated feed condition) analyses and plots those data in separate figures. Finally, it creates a simple column diagram illustrating the feed location and number of stages (assumes total condenser and partial reboiler).

Required Products MATLAB
MATLAB release MATLAB 8.1 (R2013a)
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Updates
11 Jun 2013

This update includes the "steps" or "stages" required for the given column parameters

14 Jun 2013

Update:
- Calculates Nmin, (L/D)min, (Vbar/B)min, etc
- Plots steps at infinite reflux on second figure
- Makes diagram for minimum reflux
- Can now do stage by stage analysis for VLE other than relative volatility

14 Jun 2013

-Can now do stage by stage for VLE other than constant relative volatility

24 Jun 2013

- now performs infinite reflux calculations
- minimum reflux calculations for specified feed condition
-generates column diagram

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