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date: 18 July 2019

absorption tower 

Source:
A Dictionary of Chemical Engineering
Author(s):

Carl Schaschke

A tall vertical column containing a packing material in which a gas is absorbed by intimate contact with a liquid flowing downwards under the influence of gravity. The gas can be admitted either countercurrent or cocurrent to the flow of liquid in which one or more of the gaseous components are absorbed into the liquid. The minimum flow rate of scrubbing liquid required to achieve an absorption duty requires an infinite height of packing. In practice, a higher liquid rate is used to achieve a compromise between capital cost (i.e. height of column) and the operating cost (i.e. liquid flow rate). It is also known as a ... ...

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