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Gas liquid contacting in reciprocating plate columns: I. hydrodynamics

Authors

  • H. G. Gomaa,

    1. Chemical Engineering Department, University of New Brunswick, P.O. Box 4400, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 5A3
    Current affiliation:
    1. Bruce Heavy Water Plant, Ontario Hydro, Tiverton, Ontario, N0G 2T0
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  • J. Landau,

    1. Chemical Engineering Department, University of New Brunswick, P.O. Box 4400, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 5A3
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  • A. M. Al Taweel

    1. Chemical Engineering Department, Technical University of Nova Scotia, P.O. Box 1000, Halifax, N.S. B3J 2X4
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Abstract

The hydrodynamic characteristics of a 10-cm reciprocating plate column used for counter-current gas-liquid contacting was investigated. The values of gas holdup, interfacial area and maximum throughputs achievable in this unit put it in a favourable position in comparison with other types of contactors.

Abstract

On a étudié les caractéristiques hydrodynamiques d'une colonne à plateaux réciproques de 10 cm utilisée pour le contact gaz-liquide à contre-courant. Les valeurs de la rétention du gaz, de la surface interfaciale et des capacités maximums réalisables dans cette unité rend le système intéressant comparativement à d'autres types de contacteurs.

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