Date: January 1976
Creator: Misra, B. & Maroni, V. A.
Description: A digital computer program for design of multi-component distillation columns has been developed based on an exact method of solution of the governing equations. Although this computer program was developed for enrichment of the spent fuels from presently conceived Tokamak-type fusion power reactors by cryogenic distillation, the program can be used for the design of any multi-component distillation column, provided, of course, the necessary thermodynamic and phase equilibrium data are available. To prove the versatility of the computer program, parametric investigations to study the effect of design and operating variables on the composition of the product streams was carried out for the case of separating hydrogen isotopes. The computer program is very efficient; hence, a number of parametric investigations can be carried out with limited resources. The program does, however, require a fairly large computer storage space (approximately 250 K bytes).
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