TITLE

A DISTILLATION TRAY WITH HIGH EFFICIENCY AND EXCELLENT OPERATING FLEXIBILITY FOR VISCOUS MIXTURE SEPARATION

AUTHOR(S)
QUNSHENG LI; MANXIA ZHANG; ZHIGANG LEI; XIAOFEI TANG; LUN LI; BAOHUA WANG
PUB. DATE
April 2014
SOURCE
Chemical Industry & Chemical Engineering Quarterly;2014, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p223
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A flow-guided sieve-valve tray (FGS-VT) with high efficiency was designed to overcome the shortcoming of low operating flexibility of the flow-guided sieve tray. Its dimensions and geometry, as well as structure characteristics, are presented. The hydrodynamics and mass transfer performance, including dry-plate pressure drop, wet plate-pressure drop, weeping, entrainment and tray efficiency, of two types of FGS-VTs (FGS-VTs with 14 and 8 valves, respectively) and one flow-guided sieve tray were tested in an air-water-oxygen cold model experiment with a 0.6 m diameter plexiglass column. The results demonstrate that FGS-VT with 14 valves works better than FGS-VT with 8 valves, and in comparison with the flow-guided sieve tray, the flow-guided sieve-valve tray with 14 valves has higher tray efficiency, bigger operating flexibility, and lower wet-plate pressure drop (when all the valves are opened fully). Additionally, two typical applications to separate the mixture with high viscosity, solid, powder, easy-to-foam or easy self-polymerization components proved the unique advantages of FGS-VT.
ACCESSION #
97003402

 

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