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Separation Process Engineering: Includes Mass Transfer Analysis, Third Edition by Phillip C. Wankat

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12.7 Column Diameter

For absorption and stripping, the column diameter is designed the same way as for a staged or packed distillation column (Chapter 10). However, note that the gas flow rate, G, must now be converted to the total gas flow rate, V. The carrier gas flow rate, G, is

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The total liquid flow ...

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