Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1980, 45, 3089-3100

Liquid side mass transfer coefficient and interfacial area at vertical liquid flow on expended metal sheet packing

Zdeněk Brož and Mirko Endršt

Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, 165 02 Prague 6-Suchdol


Prediction of the liquid side mass transfer coefficient k1 at vertical liquid flow on the expanded metal packing is based on the penetration model according to Higbie. The experimental value of mass transfer coefficient k1 at absorption of sparingly soluble gases with differing diffusivities in water (propane, carbon dioxide and helium) are in a good agreement with the predicted values in a wide range of linear wetting densities. Interfacial area is determined by the chemical method and is correlated by an empirical relation.