Packed Column;

Packed Column;

Design an experiment for the Packed Column. You must use

your knowledge of Chemical Engineering and your other resources to:

1. Compare the Ergun Equation in single phase (i.e. air only) and two phase (i.e.

air and water) flow. Which does it model better? Perform the experiment over a

wide range of air flow rates.

2. Recommend an operating flooding velocity for the water flow rates that you chose

(i.e. find it experimentally). If you were not able to find it experimentally, is

there a way for you to determine it? If so, calculate it and compare it what you

discovered.