Structural properties of packed beds — A review

Authors

  • D. P. Haughey,

    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh 1, Scotland
    Current affiliation:
    1. Meat Industry Research Institute, P.O. Box 617, Hamilton, New Zealand
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  • G. S. G. Beveridge

    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh 1, Scotland
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Abstract

Some structural properties of packed bed systems on both the local and overall scales which are available in the literature and of interest in chemical engineering applications are discussed. Regular and random packings of uniformly sized spheres are initially analyzed as a basis for the later examination of the more general case of random packed beds containing particles of various sizes and shapes, with or without restraining surfaces.

Abstract

On discute, sur une échelle locale et globale, certaines propriétés structurales deg systèmes à base de lits garnis qu'on mentionne dans des écrits et qui sont intéressantes à cause de leurs applications en génie chimique. On analyse d'abord des garnitures régulières et irrégulières de sphères aux dimensions uniformes, et ce comme base d'un examen ultérieur du cas des lits qui sont garnis irrégulièrement, continnent des particules de dimensions et formes diverses et possèdent des surfaces restreintes on non.

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