Packed Towers: Better Than Trays?


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Packed Towers: Better Than Trays?
101031010109081030900 Packed Towers: Better Than Trays?Packed-Bed Vapor and Liquid DistributionThe very first continuous distillation column was the Patent Still used to produce Scotch whiskey in the 1830s. It had 12 bubble-cap trays with weirs, downcomers, tray decks, and bubble caps with internal risers. Current trayed towers are quite similar. As most distillation towers have always been trayed rather than packed, one would have to conclude that trayed towers must have some sort of inherent advantage over packed towers. And this is indeed true in a practical sense, even …
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Norman P. Lieberman; Elizabeth T. Lieberman: Working Guide to Process Equipment, Fourth Edition. Packed Towers: Better Than Trays?, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2014), AccessEngineering Export