Analysis of a counter-current vapour flow absorber.

Author(s) : GOEL N., GOSWAMI D. Y.

Type of article: Article


Analytical investigation of a combined heat and mass transfer process in a counter-current ammonia-water based absorber is presented. The model accounts for both liquid and vapour phase mass transfer resistances, and uses empirical correlations to predict the heat and mass transfer coefficients. The model was used to analyze a lamella plate based absorber with falling film absorption. A finite difference technique was employed to solve the numerical model. It was found that the major portion of the mass transfer resistance lies primarily in the liquid phase. A parametric analysis was also conducted to assess the effect of various parameters on the performance of the absorber.


  • Original title: Analysis of a counter-current vapour flow absorber.
  • Record ID : 2005-1838
  • Languages: English
  • Source: International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer - vol. 48 - n. 7
  • Publication date: 2005/03


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