The script uses the McCabe and Thiele graphical method to study the separation of acetone from air.
The sliders allow the user to select the initial amount of acetone in air and the percent recovery of acetone (i.e. how much acetone will be extracted from air using water).
The minimum L/G ratio is determined and we select for the operating line's slope a ratio L/G=1.25*(L/G)min. Stages are stepped off using the equilibrium curve (red curve) and the operating line (blue line) alternatively until the recovery specification is reached. The number of equilibrium stages is displayed.
· MATLAB 7.0.1 or higher
· MATLAB's Optimization Toolbox