Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1980, 45, 457-463

The gass-side mass transfer coefficient and the interfacial area under the turbulent flow over the packing of parallel expanded metal sheets

Jan Lacina, Zdeněk Brož and Václav Kolář

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


Specific interfacial area has been computed from experimental values of the gas-side volume mass transfer coefficient, kga, and the theoretically derived expressions for gas-side mas transfer coefficient per unit area of interfacial surface, kg. The results have been compared with the specific interfacial area determined experimentally using the chemical method.