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Analysis, Synthesis, and Design of Chemical Processes, Fourth Edition by Debangsu Bhattacharyya, Joseph A. Shaeiwitz, Wallace B. Whiting, Richard C. Bailie, Richard Turton

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Chapter 5. Tracing Chemicals through the Process Flow Diagram

What You Will Learn

• In a continuous chemical process, there are reactants, products, and inerts.

• These components enter, leave, are formed, or are consumed in the process.

• Each component can be followed through the process.

In Chapter 2, the unit operations from a PFD were classified into one of the six blocks of a generic block flow process diagram. In this chapter, you gain a deeper understanding of a chemical process by learning how to trace the paths taken by chemical species through a chemical process.

5.1. Guidelines and Tactics for Tracing Chemicals

In this chapter, guidelines and some useful tactics are provided to help you trace chemicals through a process. Two important ...

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