CG-5 Condensation of Multicomponent Vapors and Vapor-Gas Mixtures

R. G. Sardesai

The controlling resistance in condensation of mixtures is generally the diffusional resistance in the vapor phase. Models of varying complexity and accuracy are available to calculate the vapor-phase resistance. This report reviews the recent developments in the modeling of the vapor side heat and mass transfer processes and is a follow-up of the HTRI Report CG-2 on this subject. A detailed account is given of the improvements made to the Resistance Proration Method. The methods of Colburn-Hougen and Krishna-Standart are discussed.