Perspectives: Plant InSites

Preclude Packed-Column Problems

Carefully dealing with liquids can head off hassles

By Andrew Sloley, Contributing Editor
May 19, 2015

A fractionating column requires proper mixing of the entering liquid and the liquid already inside. For columns with trays, this rarely poses a problem. Trays are excellent mixing devices. In contrast, columns with packing don’t always provide adequate liquid mixing and, as a result, can suffer performance and reliability problems.

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