COMBUSTION

Combustion is the rapid chemical reaction between oxygen and a combustible material that releases heat and light. Usually the combustible material is a hydrocarbon and ambient air supplies the oxygen. Complete combustion occurs when there is sufficient oxygen to convert all of the carbon to carbon dioxide and all of the hydrogen to water. Incomplete […]

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Three-Phase and Liquid-Liquid Separation

The gas handling requirements for three-phase separation are dealt with in a similar manner as discussed for two-phase separation. Traditionally, sizing for liquid-liquid separation has involved specification of liquid residence times. Fig. 7-22 provides suggested residence times for various liquid-liquid separation applications. These figures generally assume equal residence times for both the light and heavy […]

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Separator Liquid Handling Capacity

The design criterion for separator liquid handling capacity is typically based on the following two main considerations: • Liquid degassing requirements. • Process control/stability requirements. Generally, one or the other of these factors will dictate. Liquid capacity is typically specified in terms of residence time, which must be translated into vessel layout requirements for dimensioning […]

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