An apparatus is disclosed for exchanging heat and/or mass between a flowing liquid stream and a flowing vapor stream. The apparatus includes a substantially cylindrical section of a column having an inner wall, and a plug of packing disposed inside the section of the column. The plug of packing has an exterior surface spaced apart from the inner wall of the section of the column. The apparatus also includes restricting means for minimizing flow of the vapor stream in the space between the inner wall of the section of the column and the exterior surface of the plug of packing.

Installation for reducing bypass of steam in packing tower and its assembling method
Application Number
Publication Number
Application Date
September 30, 1999
Publication Date
May 17, 2000
F T Cheino
P A Amstlun
H C Kolotts
lu xinhua
Air Products And Chemicals
F25J 03/04
B01D 03/32