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Total Condenser Design

Total Condenser Design

Total Condenser Design


I need to design a total condenser for a distillation column.  The unit is a batch system and will be used for many different chemical synthesis operations so I cannot define a specific system of interest.  The condenser will need the capacity to subcool.  Chilled glycol (0 C minimum) will be available as coolant.

For a given vapor load, how do we calculate a LMTD and overall transfer coefficent for this type of condenser?

Do you calculate assuming a partial condenser and just add extra capacity?

Any help/insight will be greatly appreciated.


RE: Total Condenser Design


Graham has a series of technical papers on condenser design that may be of use to you. (They speciallize in steam surface condensers however...)

See: http://www.graham-mfg.com/


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