Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1984, 49, 2756-2762

The gas side mass transfer coefficient in the turbulent flow in a packing with a significant dependence of the interfacial area on the density of irrigation

Jan Červenka and Václav Kolář

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


A theoretically derived relationship has been applied for the gas-side mass transfer coefficient to experimental values of kG. The experimental data have been obtained under the two-phase flow of gas and liquid in a plane vertical packing manufactured of the expanded metal sheet. This packing exhibits a significant dependence of the extent of interfacial area, and hence the geometry of the channel available for gas flow, on the density of irrigation.