Hydrodynamic and Mass Transfer Performances of a New SiC Foam Column Tray (pages 2075–2083)
L. Zhang, X. Liu, H. Li, H. Sui, X. Li, J. Zhang, Z. Yang, C. Tian and G. Gao
Article first published online: 7 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/ceat.201200032
The hydrodynamic and mass transfer characteristics of a novel tray with SiC ceramic foam (SFCT) are studied in different pilot plants. The SFCT provides better performances compared to the conventional F1 float valve tray. The corresponding mathematical relationships are evaluated to predict the hydrodynamic properties of this kind of novel distillation tray and the mass transfer efficiency results are discussed.