Chemical Engineering & Technology, Vol.43, No.12, 2469-2476, 2020
Characterization of New Wire Gauze-Structured Packing: Experimental Study
Structured packings are usually employed for increasing the surface contact between vapor and liquid in the absorber and distillation of columns. Experimental investigations are performed to present a high-capacity new wire gauze-structured packing, namely, PACK-1300XY, which is the combination of PACK-1300X and PACK-1300Y. The new PACK-1300XY shows improved efficiency of separation and pressure drop. Comprehensive parametric investigations are carried out to calculate the efficiency of mass transfer and the wet/dry pressure drops under different operating conditions. The new wire gauze-structured packing reduces wet and dry pressure drops by more than 10 % in comparison to PACK-1300Y. In addition, PACK-1300XY decreases the height equivalent to a theoretical plate by more than 5 % compared to PACK-1300X.