I was trying to get a quick ballpark on what the cooling load and entering water temperature to a condenser, and quickly realized there is a lot of effort that would have to be put forth to calculate this load. 1500 CFM mixture at 95°F, made up of CO2, ethanol, ethyl acetate, air, and acetaldehyde. Acetaldehyde is the target gas that needs to be condensed. It makes up 0.5% of the mixture, and 90% of it needs to be condensed. With it being such a small percentage of the mixture, I would think an extremely low condenser temperature would be required, much lower than the boiling point of 68°F at 1 ATM. The process engineers will be doing these calcs and getting back to me, but I was trying to get a rough idea of cooling load and temp before then, and was curious to know the correct way to come up with these numbers. Thanks.
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