KON-TANE Scrubber and Tower Packing
Tower packing is typically used to provide an improved environment for contact between two phases and facilitate mass transfer. In unit operations or gas cleaning applications, mass transfer refers to the net movement of a chemical from one phase to another. This involves the transfer of a gaseous component into a liquid component, or vice versa. Mass transfer is performed in process such as absorption, scrubbing, stripping and distillation.
The most common form of tower packing is referred to as “Dumped” or “Random” packing. These packings consist of a mass of inert solid shapes that are “dumped” in a cylindrical column. Tower packing provides greater surface area in a wet packed tower scrubber for gas and liquid to make contact. Structured tower packing is another type of packed tower scrubber which operates in the same manner.
Kimre’s KON-TANE® Packed Tower Scrubber and Tower Packing is a structured, interlaced, monofilament material. It is designed to facilitate the breakup of the liquid phase, creating maximum surface area for mass transfer in the vapor phase. KON-TANE® tower packing produces low pressure drop, prevents liquid holdup and drastically reduces energy use.
Due to its inherent rigidity and strength, KON-TANE® can be installed in layered pads that are numerous feet/meters deep. The pads maintain structure by using relatively simple supports. The material is flexible enough, that individual layers can be inserted through a manhole. Due to the uniform cross section of the material, channelings at the wall of the vessel and throughout the material is minimized. A droplet falling from one of the cylinders will almost immediately hit the next, this makes renewed liquid surface available for mass transfer.