Document Type


Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Science in Chemical Engineering - (M.S.)


Chemical Engineering

First Advisor

Jerome J. Salamone

Second Advisor

C. L. Mantell

Third Advisor

Joseph Joffe


Superheated mixtures of cyclohexane vapor and nitrogen gas were passed at various rates downward through a single tube condenser with the cooling water flowing countercurrently in an annular space outside the condenser.

The method of Colburn and Rougen for the design of cooler-condensers was applied and the calculated condenser lengths are compared to the experimental length.

Relatively good agreement with the design method was found for cases where there was little or no streamline flow of the gas-vapor mixture in the condenser. With increasing amounts of streamline flow* the design method tends to be increasingly conservative.



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