This course describes the fractionation process. Starting with simple distillation, the separation of components by differences in their boiling points is explained. Multi-stage fractional distillation is described. Learn about fractional distillation operations, the equipment required and troubleshooting problems. The advantages and disadvantages of packed and trayed towers are explored. Multi-tower fractionation systems are discussed.
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Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Describe fractionation processes
- Discuss fractionation processes
- Describe fractionation equipment
- Describe operational procedures
- Discuss fractionation systems