Liquid distribution in trickle bed reactors

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Trickle bed reactors in which a gas and a liquid flow concurrently downward over a solid packing are widely used in the petroleum and chemical industries. At low liquid and gas flow rates, the trickling regime, in which the liquid trickles over the packing and the gas phase is continuous, is obtained. At high gas and liquid flow rates, a time-dependent flow pattern referred to as pulsing is obtained. Both of these regimes are relevant in industrial practice. This presentation is concerned with liquid distribution and its effect on chemical reactions. In this manuscript, we will restrict our attention to the trickling regime, while the presentation will address some aspects of pulsing flow as well.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)382-385
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Division of Petroleum Chemistry, Preprints
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1993
EventSymposium on Resid Upgrading presented at the 205th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society - Denver, CO, USA
Duration: Mar 28 1993Apr 2 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Fuel Technology


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