Liquid distribution in trickle-bed reactors: Part I. Flow measurements Academic Article uri icon


  • Radial liquid distribution was measured for concurrent downflow of air and water through beds packed with catalyst particles. The experimental results can be predicted by a theory involving two parameters, a spreading factor S and wall factor f. Criteria are presented for predicting operating conditions (particle size and shape and tube diameter) for which the equilibrium distribution will be uniform and packed-bed depth required to attain equilibrium liquid distribution.

publication date

  • January 1, 1978