By: K.P. Singh, Maurice Holtz and Vincent K. Luk

Publisher: Heat Transfer Engineering

Year: 1984

Abstract: The mathematical problem of minimizing gross solids entrainment in an n-stage evaporator is formulated and solved using the method of Lagrange multipliers. The solution procedure enables direct comparison of the decontamination efficiencies of multistage evaporators as the number of stages (n) is varied. A numerical example is utilized to illustrate the method of solution. Equivalent expressions for batch distillation are also derived.

Citation: Singh, K., Holtz, M. & Luk, V. “On Minimization of Rad-Waste Carryover in an n-Stage Evaporator.” Heat Transfer Engineering, 1984.