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CHAVEZ, R.H e GUADARRAMA, J.J. Experimental Characterization of a High Efficiency Brass Gauge Structured Packing. Inf. tecnol. [online]. 2004, vol.15, n.1, pp. 17-22. ISSN 0718-0764. doi: 10.4067/S0718-07642004000100003.
This paper shows the performance of a structured packing of the gauze type and made out of brass, developed at the National Institute of Nuclear Research, Mexico (ININ). The experimental results are the pressure drop of the gas and liquid through the packing, the liquid volumetric holdups, the liquid-side volumetric mass transfer coefficients and the heights of liquid-side mass transfer unit. The results are compared with the commercial structured packing Sulzer BX, also of the gauze type and made out of stainless steel. The experimental results show that the ININ packing offers higher mass transfer efficiency but higher pressure drop than the Sulzer BX packing due to their geometric characteristics and the type of construction material.
Palavras-chave : structured packing; brass gauge; mass transfer characterization; pressure drop.