Boil by increasing temperature or reducing pressure?

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Which one is cheaper to do if I have a reactor at 45 bar, 80C and wish to distill a substance before it enters another reactor at 15 bar, 150C?
 

BvU

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Funny stuff you're dealing with ! What is it ? I don't get the complete picture, I think. Usually things flash when the pressure is reduced. You sure you mean a distillation step between two reaction steps ? And then the bottom product goes to the second reactor ?
 

russ_watters

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Reducing pressure alone will not cause continuous boiling: you still need heat.

You will need to do a real analysis of the potential processes to determine which fits your needs better.
 

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