Gas flow maldistribution in ceramic honeycomb packing

S Darakchiev, R Darakchiev
Honeycomb packing is a type of structured packing with very good hydrodynamic, heat and mass transfer characteristics. A thorough study on its gas-flow distribution ability is carried out and has also shown very good results. Results are obtained for the maldistribution factor above and below the packing layers of different height and packing elements of different size. Also, results for the maldistribution factor at different flow rates are reported. Basic packing characteristics are
more » ... , for example for packing No 1 the uniformity limit is 0.15 and penetration depth is about 0.4 m. For packing No 2 the uniformity limit is 0.13 and penetration depth is about 0.6 m.