Shortcut Distillation (SCUT)

SCUT module



The SCUT program uses the equations of Underwood, Fenske and Gilliland for estimating the minimum reflux rate, the minimum number of trays, and required number of trays for a given reflux rate.

Program features

The number of theoretical trays required in a distillation column can be determined roughly for a given set of feed and product quality specifications, as a function of reflux rate.

A shortcut rough distillation column design speeds up sensitivity studies, preliminary cost estimates, and pa-rametric evaluations of operating variables. In these cases absolute accuracy is not needed.

For example, the program allows estimation of operating costs as a function of tray number or column height.

Price: 410,-- EUR plus VAT


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  • Fenske, M.R. Ind.Eng.Chem. Vol. 24
  • Gilliland, E.R. Ind.Eng.Chem. Vol. 32
  • Kesler,M. Mass Transfer

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