I am looking for the basics of design for a three-phase, separator/horizontal, weir plate height calculation, a mist eliminator selection criteria, and for the sizing of an inlet or outlet. I need information, books or handbooks and design material?
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John Williams Forum Moderator 18 Posts
Re: Three-phase separator design28 August 2007 at 1:29pmThe basics for a three-phase (G/L/L) separator design require quantification of (1) the estimated volumetric flow rates for the three phases and (2) desired degree of separation. After defining (1) and (2), the physical properties should be obtained and the remaining design procedure follows that of a G/L separator. Separation of the two immiscible phases follows the standard design procedure for L/L separator and for reliability may be performed in a separate vessel for the L/L separation; handbooks on separator design providing guidance include Henry Kisters Distillation Design and Philip Schweitzers Handbook of Separation Techniques for Chemical Engineers.