NRB: Perform a degree-of-freedom analysis for a single unit

Degrees of Freedom Analysis

When attempting to solve a material balance problem, two questions that one may ask are:


A Degrees of Freedom Analysis is used to answer these two questions. (For now we will only consider non-reactive systems.)

Counting unknowns is simple! Just look at your (carefully drawn) flowchart. As you (should) remember from algebra, the number of equations necessary is equal to the number of unknowns.

There are multiple places that the necessary equations might come from.


Perform a degree-of-freedom analysis for a single-unit mass balance process