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# INQU

4005- HOMEWORK #2

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50 points
1. 80 kmol/hr of a gas with 30% C2H6, 20% CH4, 10% CO2, 5% H2O, 5% O2, 5% CO,
and 25% N2, is burned with air (30% excess). The gas enters the burner at
atmospheric pressure at 100C, and the air is taken from the surroundings at 22C
with a dew point of 10C. The barometer reads 758 mm Hg. Assume the combustion
to be complete (i.e., no CO in the flue gas).
(a) Draw a picture of the process. (5pts)
(b) Write balanced stoichiometric equations for all the reactions taking place.
(5pts)
(c) Determine the volumetric flow rate of the gas entering the burner (m3/hr).
(5pts)
(d) Determine the volumetric flow rate at standard conditions (STP) of the gas
entering the burner (m3/hr). (3pts)
(e) Determine the amount of humid air entering the burner [kmol/hr]. (10pts)
(f) Calculate the relative humidity, the molal humidity, the absolute humidity, and
the percentage humidity of the humid air entering the burner. (7pts)
(g) Determine the flow rate of flue gas [kmol/hr]. (5pts)
(h) Calculate the molar composition of the flue gas (mole %). (10pts)
(i) Calculate the dew point of the flue gas(C).(10pts)

2. A gas mixture containing 30% by volume xylene and the balance nitrogen flows
through a pipe at a rate of 50 m3/h. The total pressure is 5 psia and the temperature
is 75 C.
a. Find the molar flow rate of the gas (5 pts)
b. Find the partial pressure of xylene (5 pts)
c. Find the vapor pressure of xylene at 75 C (5 pts)
d. Is the gas saturated? (Yes/No) (5 pts)
e. If the gas is not saturated, to what temperature ( C) would it have to be
cooled at constant pressure (5 psia) in order to begin condensing xylene? (10
pts)
f. If the gas is not saturated, to what pressure (mm Hg) would it have to be
compressed at constant temperature (75 C) in order to begin condensing
xylene (5 pts)

3. Benzene (C6H6) is converted to cyclohexane (C6H12) by direct reaction with H2.
The fresh feed to the process is 260 L/min of C6H6 plus 950 L/min of H2 at 100C
and 150 kPa. The single pass conversion of H2 in the reactor is 48% while the overall
conversion of H2 in the process is 75%. The recycle stream contains 80% H2 and the
remainder benzene (no cyclohexane).
a. Determine the molar flow rates of H2, C6H6, and C6H12 in the exiting product.
b. Determine the volumetric flow rates of the product stream if it exits at 100
kPa and 200C
c. Determine the molar flow rate of the recycle stream, and the volumetric flow
rate if the recycle stream is at 100C and 100kPa.