Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1982, 47, 2190-2200

A tensometric method to determine the hold-up of liquid in packed bed apparatures

Vladimír Jiřičný, Vladimír Staněk, Jiří Šmíd and Vladimír Jelínek

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


Results have been presented in the paper of the tests and calibration of a tensometric scale developed for weighing packed bed columns under operating conditions. The results have shown the tensometric method to be suitable weighing packed bed columns under the two-phase flow of gas and liquid in the dynamic state. Experimental results have been presented of the steady state liquid hold-up and gas pressure drop obtained by the developed tensometric method in an experimental column 190 mm in diameter. The experimental data have been compared with those of other authors obtained by different experimental techniques.