Reflux and Intermediate Feed Distribution and Liquid Redistribution in Packed Towers


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Reflux and Intermediate Feed Distribution and Liquid Redistribution in Packed Towers
10103021030900Reflux and Intermediate Feed Distribution and Liquid Redistribution in Packed TowersThe main consideration for introducing reflux or intermediate feed into a packed tower is adequately distributing the incoming stream to the packing. Unlike most tray columns, packed towers are sensitive to distribution. Maldistribution is detrimental to packing efficiency and turndown. The main devices that set the quality of distribution in a packed column are the top (or reflux) distributor, the intermediate feed distributor, the redistributor, and sometimes the vapor distributor. Adequate hydraulics in the inlet area is also important; failure to …
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Henry Z. Kister: Distillation Operation. Reflux and Intermediate Feed Distribution and Liquid Redistribution in Packed Towers, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 1990), AccessEngineering Export