14. Examples for the Design of Packed Columns

  1. Professor Dr.-Ing. Reinhard Billet

Published Online: 5 DEC 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527605983.ch14

Packed Towers: In Processing and Environmental Technology

Packed Towers: In Processing and Environmental Technology

How to Cite

Billet, R. (1995) Examples for the Design of Packed Columns, in Packed Towers: In Processing and Environmental Technology, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527605983.ch14

Author Information

  1. Institut für Thermo- und Fluiddynamik, Fakultät für Maschinenbau, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Universitätsstraße 150, D-44801 Bochum, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 DEC 2005
  2. Published Print: 9 FEB 1995

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527286164

Online ISBN: 9783527605989



  • packed towers;
  • processing and environmental technology;
  • off-gas absorption column;
  • various types of packing;
  • rectification of an isobutane/n-butane mixture;
  • scaling up measurements in pilot plants;
  • absorber for removing acetone;
  • desorber for removing carbon dioxide;
  • theoretical and real liquid holdup;
  • compensate maldistribution;
  • steam distillation of crude oil;
  • geometrically arranged packing;
  • fractionating fatty acids;
  • recovery of acetone;
  • liquid-liquid extraction


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Determination of the diameter of an off-gas absorption column with various types of packing

  • Design of a packed column for the rectification of an isobutane/n-butane mixture

  • Scaling up measurements performed in pilot plants

  • Design of an absorber for removing acetone from process air

  • Design of a desorber for removing carbon dioxide from process effluents

  • Determination of the difference between the theoretical and the real liquid holdup

  • Additional column height required to compensate maldistribution

  • Retrofitting a plate column with packing for steam distillation of crude oil

  • Reduction in height effected by redistributors

  • Advantages of geometrically arranged packing in fractionating fatty acids

  • Recovery of acetone from production effluents by liquid-liquid extraction