(39c) Scaling Packed Bed Columns and Reactors
- Conference: AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
- Year: 2017
- Proceeding: 2017 Spring Meeting and 13th Global Congress on Process Safety
- Group: Process Development Division
- Time: Monday, March 27, 2017 - 4:30pm-5:00pm
In this paper, we address these problems via Dimensional Analysis. We use Dimensional Analysis to formulate a new method for characterizing flow through packed columns. We also propose a new method for characterizing the packing material. Since our results obey the laws of similarity, our analysis can be used for upscaling and downscaling packed columns, which we will demonstrate in this presentation.