equilibrium flash vaporization

equilibrium flash vaporization

[‚ē·kwə′lib·rē·əm ′flash ‚vā·pə·rə′zā·shən]
(chemical engineering)
Process in which a continuous liquid-mixture feed stream is partly vaporized in a column or vessel, with continuous withdrawal of vapor and liquid portions, the vapor and liquid in equilibrium. Also known as continuous equilibrium vaporization; equilibrium distillation; flash distillation; simple continuous distillation.
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