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F. J. Van Antwerpen C. M. Cooper, 0. E. Dwyer, W. C. Edmister, E. R. Gilliland, A. N.

Hixson,
EDITOR H. F. Johnstone, W. R. Marshall, Jr., R. H. Newton, R. L. Pigford,
Harding Bliss ADVlSORY BOARD
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The A. I.Ch. E.Journal, an official publication of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers,is
devoted in the main to theoretical developments and research in chemical engineering and allied
branches of engineering and science. Manuscripts should be submitted to the New York office.

Computing Machines and the Patterns of Research . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145


Heats of Mixing of Liquids . . . . , . ,H. W . Schnaible, H. C. Van Ness, and J. M . Smith
. . , . . 147
Rate Studies in Tubular Reactors . . . . . . .
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. . . . , . , Eric Weger and H. C. Hoelscher
. , 153
Performance of Packed Columns: Part IV . . , . , . . . . . . . . . H. Z. Shulman and J. E. Margolis 157
Densities of Liquid-acetone-water Solutions up to Their Normal Boiling Points
K. T. Thomas and R. A. McAllister 161
Absorption and Stripping-factor Functions for Distillation Calculation by Manual- and Digital-computer
Methods , . . , , . . . . . . . . . . , . , . . . . . . . , . . . . , . . . Wayne C. Edmister 165
A Study of Laminar-flow Heat Transfer in Tubes , , . . . . . . . Joseph F. Gross and H. C. Van Ness 172
Dynamics of Liquid Agitation in the Absence of an Air-liquid Interface . David S. Laity and Robert E . Treybal 176
Froth-frothate Concentration Relations in Foam Fractionation . . . Victor Keuorkian and Elmer Z. Gaden, Jr. 180
Ion Exclusion Equilibria in the System Glycerol-sodium chloride-water-Dowex-50
i Edward L. Shurts and Robert R. White 183
Equilibrium in the System Cu"+-Na+-Dowex-50 . . . . . . , . . . H. C. Subba Rao and M. M. David 187
Vapor-liquid Equilibria of Benzene-n-hexane and Benzene-cyclohexane Systems
V. N. Kumarkrishna Rao, D. R. Swami, and M . Narasinga Rao 191
Diffusion in Three-component Gas Mixtures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H. L. Toor 198
Simplified Flow Calculations for Tubes and Parallel Plates
R. R. Rothfus, D. H. Archer, I. C. Klimas, and K. G. Sikchi 208
Separation of Liquids by Thermal Diffusion , . . , , . . . . . . . . , John E. Powers and C. R. Wilke 213
Radioisotope Technique for the Determination of Flow Characteristics in Liquid-liquid Extraction Columns
S. E. Markas and R. B Beckmann 223
Reaction Kinetic Studies: Catalytic Dehydrogenation of Sec-butyl Alcohol to Methyl Ethyl Ketone
Joseph J. Perona and George Thodos 230
Phase Behavior of Hydrogen-light-hydrocarbon Systems . . A. Z. Benham, D. L. Katz, and R. B. Williams 236
Effect of Wall Roughness on Convective Heat Transfer in Commercial Pipes . J. W. Smith and Norman Epstein 242
Control of Continuous-flow Chemical Reactors . . . . . . . . Olegh Bilous, H. D. Block, and E. L. Piret 248
Volumetric and Phase Behavior of the Hydrogen-n-hexane System
W. B. Nichols, H. H. Reamer, and B. H. Sage 262
Flow of Steam-water Mixtures in a Heated Annulus and Through Orifices . . . . . John W. Hoopes, Jr. 268
Hydraulics of Wetted-wall Columns . . . . . , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . , E. R. Michalik 276
Some Remarks on Longitudinal Mixing or Diffusion in Fixed Beds . . Rutherford Aris and Neal R. Amundson 280
Mass Transfer in a Continuous-flow Mixing Vessel , , . . . . . . D. W . Humphrey and H. C. Van Ness 283
Ion Exchange Separation of Gram Quantities of Americium from a Kilogram of Lanthanum
D. E. Armstrong, L. B. Asprey, J. S. Coleman, T. K. Keenan, Z. E. ZaMar, and R. A. Penneman 286
Approximate Operational Calculus in Chemical Engineering . . . . . . . . . . , . . Stuart W . Churchill 289
Fluidization and Sedimentation of Spherical Particles . Thomas J. Hanratty and Abdemannan Bandukwala 293
Communications to the Editor . . . . . . . . , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8J
Exchange , . , . , . . , . . . . . . . . . , . , . . . . . 10J

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