Liquid distribution in trickle‐bed reactors: Part I. Flow measurements

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Abstract

Radial liquid distribution was measured for concurrent downflow of air and water through beds packed with catalyst particles. The experimental results can be predicted by a theory involving two parameters, a spreading factor S and wall factor f. Criteria are presented for predicting operating conditions (particle size and shape and tube diameter) for which the equilibrium distribution will be uniform and packed‐bed depth required to attain equilibrium liquid distribution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)439-450
Number of pages12
JournalAICHE Journal
Volume24
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1978
Externally publishedYes

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