Title

Countercurrent Flow Distribution in Structured Packing Via Computed Tomography

Abstract

A Newly Developed Γ-Ray Computed Tomography Scanner Was Implemented to Study Liquid Flow Distribution in a 30.48-Cm-Diameter Column Packed with Corrugated Structure using Countercurrent Air-Water Flow. Validation Experiments Confirm that Spatial Resolution of ∼2.5 Mm Can Be Achieved by the New CT Unit. within the Gas (0-10 Cm/s Superficial Velocity) and Liquid (0.6-2.5 Cm/s Superficial Velocity) Flow Ranges Investigated, a Good Liquid Distribution Was Observed at All Conditions, as Manifested by Uniformity Factor in Excess of 70%. the Liquid Saturation Increases with Increasing Superficial Liquid Velocity as Well as Down the Column Height. within the Conditions Studied, the Effect of Gas Velocity Was, in General, Found to Be Minimal. © 2004 Elsevier B.V. All Rights Reserved.

Department(s)

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Computed tomography; Holdup; Hydrodynamics; Structured packing

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0255-2701

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2023 Elsevier, All rights reserved.

Publication Date

01 Jan 2005

 
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