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FLORES-ESTRELLA, R.A.  and  IGLESIAS-SILVA, G.A.. Reactive McCabe-Thiele: Short cut method including reactive vapor - liquid efficiency. Rev. Mex. Ing. Quím [online]. 2016, vol.15, n.1, pp.193-207. ISSN 1665-2738.

A graphic McCabe-Thiele method is developed for application to fully reactive column configuration. The extended method takes in to account several aspects as classic McCabe-Thiele method under transformed reaction-invariant composition variables as: minimum number of reactive theoretical stages, number of reactive theoretical stages, minimum reflux ratio, feed tray location, to and / or bottom flow. Reaction equilibrium is assumed on each stage, vapor-liquid equilibrium is assumed on all stages and is also considered a reactive Murphree vapor tray efficiency. The methodology is illustrated in two ideal reactive systems. The results of the reactive McCabe-Thiele method agree with those obtained using a rigorous method in commercial simulator AspenONE Aspen Plus (Radfrac module).

Keywords : reactive McCabe-Thiele; reactive distillation; transformed composition; reactive Murphree efficiency; reactive system.

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