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Material leaving an oxidation reactor contains onlyair, ethylbenzene (EB) and ethylbenzene hydroperoxide (EHP). The material is cooled to 60oC. Noaircondenses andEHPis not volatile. The system is at a total pressure of 12 atm. (6 pts)

  1. a) Set up an expression with one unknown, which relates the vapor and liquid compositions. Assume the phases are at equilibrium.

  2. b) Solve for the % recovery ofEBin the liquid stream.

    100 mol/hr air in, 125 mol/hr EB in, 45 mol/hr EHP in; EB+ air out (vapor), EB+EHP out (liquid)

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