theoretical plate

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theoretical plate

[‚thē·ə′red·ə·kəl ′plāt]
(chemical engineering)
A distillation column plate or tray that produces perfect distillation (that is, produces the same difference in composition as that existing between a liquid mixture and the vapor in equilibrium with it); the packed-column equivalent of a theoretical plate is the HETP, or height (of packing) equivalent to a theoretical plate.
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He uses the balance equations and equilibrium relations to develop models of the chemical process operations from the rate or equilibrium stage perspective and discusses the engineering operations of separators and heat exchangers.
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