Liquid -solid mass transfer of catalyst in a reactive distillation column with different packing method

Bin Mu, Jin Ming Jia, Jian Guo Shen, Bu Liang Gao, Zhen Min Cheng

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Liquid-solid mass transfer coefficients were determined by measuring the dissolving rate of benzoic acid in cylindrical tablets into water. Gas flow rates varied from 0 to 0.51 kg/(m2·s) and liquid flow rates from 1.41 to 4.93 kg/(m2·s). The results showed that liquid-solid contacting efficiency of dumped packing exceeds that of stacked packing by 1.72 times. The liquid-solid mass transfer coefficients are sensitive to the liquid flow rate, but independent on the gas flow rate. The Sherwood numbers of mass transfer were correlated in terms of liquid-solid contacting efficiency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)701-705
Number of pages5
JournalHuadong Ligong Daxue Xuebao /Journal of East China University of Science and Technology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005



  • Counter-current flow
  • Liquid-solid contacting efficiency
  • Liquid-solid mass transfer
  • Reactive distillation
  • Stacked packing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Chemistry

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