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

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16.3.2 Simple Correlations for the Random Packings

The detailed correlation is fairly complex to use if a physical properties package is not available. Simplified correlations are available but will not be as accurate (Bennett and Myers, 1982; Greenkorn and Kessler, 1972; Perry and Green, 1984; Sherwood et al., 1975; Treybal, 1955): For HG (in ft) the following empirical form has been used (Bennett and Myers, 1982; Greenkorn and Kessler, 1972; Treybal, 1955):

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(16-40a)

where WG and WL are the fluxes in lb/h-ft2, and Scv is the Schmidt number for the gas phase. The constants are given in Table 16-3. The expression for HL (in ft) developed by Sherwood ...

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