GUI for distillation columns: McCabe and Thiele Method.

GUI tool for estimating the theoretical number of plates of a distillation column
Updated 29 Jan 2009

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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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Cite As

Claudio Gelmi (2024). GUI for distillation columns: McCabe and Thiele Method. (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R14SP3
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Version Published Release Notes

- Help's information.

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

- More precision was given to the equilibrium curve and theoretical stages.