"The purpose of this research project was to obtain data and determine whether or not a correlation exists between tower size and the overall mass transfer coefficient for a packed tower. A constant ratio of tower diameter to packing diameter of twelve to one was maintained. Three absorption towers were used; a twelve inch diameter iron tower, a six inch diameter iron tower, and a three inch diameter glass tower. One inch, one-half inch, and one-fourth inch Raschig rings were used in the corresponding towers as packing. The system used was the absorption of acetone by water from an acetone-air mixture"--Introduction, page 1.
O'Hara, James B.
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
M.S. in Chemical Engineering
Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy
v, 39 pages
© 1950 James Robert Murrell, Jr., All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Mass transfer -- Mathematical models
Gases -- Absorption and adsorption -- Mathematical models
Liquids -- Absorption and adsorption -- Mathematical models
Acetone -- Testing
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Murrell, James Robert, "Investigation of the effect of absorption tower size upon overall mass transfer coefficients" (1950). Masters Theses. 3070.