Mixing model of a real plate for vapor-liquid contacting processes
Reguera, Ernesto J
Akers, W. W.
Master of Science
A mixing model for a real plate is presented that relates liquid point efficiency and liquid plate efficiency. The model was tested with available data in the literature and it was found that the main variables that affect liquid point efficiency are liquid rate, vapor rate per stage, weir height and liquid viscosity. Liquid point efficiency increases with increasing vapor rate and weir height and decreases with increasing liquid rate and liquid viscosity. The effect of plate layout on liquid point efficiency is not as marked as the effects of weir height and liquid viscosity.