"The performance of a mechanically-aided liquid extraction column was investigated utilizing the methyl isobutyl ketone-acetic acid-water ternary extraction system. Mechanical power was added to the extraction system by reciprocating a wire-mesh packing of high void volume at various frequencies and displacements. The effects of total throughput on performance were studied in increments of 5,000 pounds per hour per square foot up to the onset of flooding, and the column performance was evaluated as a function of power addition to the extraction system. In comparing the various types of mechanically-aided extraction columns, it was determined that the throughputs achieved with the wire-mesh packed column utilized in this work were considerably higher than any other reported throughputs for mechanically-aided extraction columns. Competitive performance was also achieved with the reciprocating packed extraction column at throughputs which were higher than those achieved with various other designs of mechanically-aided extraction columns"--Abstract, page ii.
Carr, J. J., 1934-
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
M.S. in Chemical Engineering
University of Missouri at Rolla
xi, 118 pages
© 1965 Thomas Vardman Konkle, All rights reserved.
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Konkle, Thomas Vardaman, "Performance of a reciprocating packed extraction column" (1965). Masters Theses. 7027.