Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, Vol.77, No.3, 439-446, 1999
Estimation of phase velocities at flooding point in packed columns for any gas liquid system
A method for the estimation of gas velocity at the flooding point of various packings, based on such fundamental parameters as the porosity and specific surface of the packing itself, has been developed and introduced herein. The proposed relationships can be applied to the computation of rectification and absorption towers alike, within a wide range of physical/chemical properties of the gas and liquid phases. The method presented in this paper should be particularly useful for estimating the flooding-point gas velocity of new packing elements, mostly, because it needs no empirical constants to be determined.