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Mass transfer in plate columns

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In mass transfer operations carried out in columns employing various types of tray, great deal more data than is presently available is required by designer; this article reports investigation of effect of gas velocity, diffusivity, submergence, physical properties of liquid, etc, on gas and liquid-side mass transfer coefficient and effective interfacial area in laboratory bubble cap plate columns; existing data cast light on performance of industrial-scale columns and are useful for design purposes.
... The reaction kinetics has been measured and evaluated by the project partners and afterwards implemented directly into the DESIGNER code. The mass transfer and hydrodynamic process behavior is described by using the correlations of Sharma, Masshelkar, and Mehta (1969) for the speciÿc interfacial area and vapor-and liquid-phase mass transfer coeecients, Fair and Matthews for the entrainment (see Bolles, 1963), and Gerster, Hill, Hochgraf, and Robinson (1958) for the clear liquid height.Fig. 5 demonstrates the simulated temperature and concentration proÿles for the test no. 4 (seeTable 2) together with the experimental values. ...
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