Last Updated on 03/18/2023 by Sophia
A stream of liquid n-pentane flows at a rate of 50.4L/min into a heating chamber, where it evaporates into a stream of air 15% in excess of the amount needed to burn the pentane completely. The temperature and gauge pressure of the entering air are 336K and 208.6kPa. The heated gas flows into a combustion furnace in which a fraction of the pentane is burned. The product gas, which contains all of the unreacted pentane and no CO, goes to a condenser in which both the water formed in the furnace and the unreacted pentane are liquefied. The uncondensed gas leaves the condenser at 275K and 1atm absolute. The liquid condensate is separated into its components, and the flow rate of the pentane is measured and found to be 3.175kg/min.
Calculate the fractional conversion of pentane achieved in the furnace and the volumetric flow rates (L/min) of the feed air, the gas leaving the condenser, and the liquid condensate before its components are separated.