2015-15: Absorption Factor Calculation

Benzene is removed from air by absorbing it in a non-volatile wash-oil at 100 kPa in a counter-current gas absorber. Gas flow rate is 100 mol/min, which includes 2 mol/min of benzene. The flow rate of wash-oil is 50 mol/min. Vapor pressure of benzene at the column conditions is 50 kPa. Benzene forms an ideal solution with the wash-oil and the column is operating at steady state. Gas phase can be assumed to follow ideal gas law. Neglect the change in molar flow rates of liquid and gas phases inside the column. For this process, the value of the absorption factor (up to two decimal places) is ____________
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