Baffles in the Sump of a Column Demonstration

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22/32   in the series Distillation in Practice

Placing a vertical baffle on the bottom of the column provides separate outlets for the reboiler and the bottom product stream. A constant flow is provided to the reboiler and the baffle height can be adjusted to affect the residence time of reactants. To learn more about sumps and baffles and how they affect distillation columns, please visit AIChE’s Distillation Technology for Operators course,