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Comparison of Plate and Packed Columns

asked Sep 7, 2014 in Process by ChemKB (8,210 points)

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answered Sep 7, 2014 by ChemKB (8,210 points)

Packed column

  • Lower pressure drop
  • Simpler and cheaper to construct
  • Preferable for liquids with high-foaming tendencies

Plate column

  • Less susceptible to plugging
  • Less weight
  • Less of a problem with channeling
  • Temperature surge resulting in less damage

Reference: Perry’s Chemical Engineers’ Handbook, Eighth Edition

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