Pressure Drop

Packedcolumn Flood And Pressure Drop

Superficial Gas Velocity Pressure Drop

Pressure drop of a gas flowing upward through a packing countercur-rently to liquid flow is characterized graphically in Fig. 14-53. At very low liquid rates, the effective open cross section of the packing is not appreciably different from that of dry packing, and pressure drop is due to flow through a series of variable openings in the bed. Thus, pressure drop is proportional approximately to the square of the gas velocity, as indicated in the region AB. At higher liquid rates, the effective...