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A drug (D) is produced in a three-stage extraction from

Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes | 3rd Edition | ISBN: 9780471687573 | Authors: Richard M Felder ISBN: 9780471687573 143

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A drug (D) is produced in a three-stage extraction from the leaves of a tropical plant. About 1000 kg of leaf is required to produce 1 kg of the drug. The extraction solvent (S) is a mixture containing 16.5 wt% ethanol (E) and the balance water (W). The following process is carried out to extract the drug and recover the solvent. 1. A mixing tank is charged with 3300 kg of Sand 620 kg of leaf. The mixer contents are stirred for several hours, during which a portion of the drug contained in the leaf goes into solution. The contents of the mixer are then discharged through a filter. The liquid filtrate, which carries over roughly 1% of the leaf fed to the mixer, is pumped to a holding tank, and the solid cake (spent leaf and entrained liquid) is sent to a second mixer. The entrained liquid has the same composition as the filtrate and a mass equal to 15% of the mass of liquid charged to the mixer. The extracted drug has a negligible effect on the total mass and volume of the spent leaf and the filtrate. 2. The second mixer is charged with the spent leaf from the first mixer and with the filtrate from the previous batch in the third mixer. The leaf is extracted for several more hours, and the contents of the mixer are then discharged to a second filter. The filtrate, which contains 1% of the leaf fed to the second mixer, is pumped to the same holding tank that received the filtrate from the first mixer, and the solid cake-spent leaf and entrained liquid-is sent to the third mixer. The entrained liquid mass is 15% of the mass of liquid charged to the second mixer. 3. The third mixer is charged with the spent leaf from the second mixer and with 2720 kg ofsolvent S. The mixer contents are filtered; the filtrate, which contains 1% of the leaf fed to the third mixer, is recycled to the second mixer; and the solid cake is discarded. As before, the mass of the entrained liquid in the solid cake is 15% of the mass of liquid charged to the mixer. 4. The contents of the filtrate holding tank are filtered to remove the carried-over spent leaf, and the wet cake is pressed to recover entrained liquid, which is combined with the filtrate. A negligible amount of liquid remains in the wet cake. The filtrate, which contains D, E, and W, is pumped to an extraction unit (another mixer). S. In the extraction unit, the alcohol-water-drug solution is contacted with another solvent (F), which is almost but not completely immiscible with ethanol and water. Essentially all of the drug (D) is extracted into the second solvent, from which it is eventually separated by a process' of no concern in this problem. Some ethanol but no water is also contained in the extract. The solution from which the drug has been extracted (the raffinate) contains 13.0 wt% E, 1.5% F, and 85.5% W. It is fed to a stripping column for recovery of the ethanol. 6. The feeds to the stripping column are the solution just described and steam. The two streams are fed in a ratio such that the overhead product stream from the column contains 20.0 wt% E and 2.6% F, and the bottom product stream contains 1.3 wt% E and the balance W. Draw and label a flowchart of the process, taking as a basis one batch of leaf processed. Then calculate (a) the masses of the components of the filtrate holding tank. (b) the masses of the components D and E in the extract stream leaving the extraction unit. (c) the mass of steam fed to the stripping column, and the masses of the column overhead and bottoms products.

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Chem Chapter 9 Notes 9.4: Covalent Bonding and Orbital Overlap I. Wave interference = electron behaves like a wave a. Constructive interference- waves add together to produce a bonding orbital i. In phase combination- between 2 orbitals ii. Bonding orbital- large area spanning both atoms in which 2 electrons are free to move 1. The atoms share the electrons 2. This orbital is lower in E than the 2 atomic orbitals b. Destructive interference- waves subtract from each other and get an anti-bonding orbital i. Out-of-phase combination 1. Leads to no electron density between the 2 n

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Textbook: Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes
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Author: Richard M Felder
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