Year: 2016 | Month: November | Volume: 3 | Issue: 11 | Pages: 51-55
Mass Transfer with Tray Tower and Its Modeling: A Review
Sunil Jayant Kulkarni
Datta Meghe College of Engineering, Airoli, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Mass transfer operations for gas liquid separation can be carried out in two modes. One is gas dispersed in continuous liquid and Liquid dispersed in continuous gas flow. Tray columns and packed beds are examples of these two types of mass transfer equipments respectively. For fluids containing suspended solids, other equipments such as agitated vessels, spray chambers ventury scrubbers and sparged vessels can be used according to the requirements. Tray columns are the most important contact mechanisms along with packed columns. Easy cleaning, high liquid hold up, side stream flexibility are some advantages of tray towers over packed columns. Current review summarizes studies, research work and reviews carried out on tray columns.
Keywords: Tray efficiency, modeling, inters phase mass transfer, computational fluid dynamics (CFD).[PDF Full Text]