height equivalent of theoretical plate

height equivalent of theoretical plate

[′hīt i¦kwiv·ə·lənt əv ‚thē·ə′red·ə·kəl ′plāt]
(chemical engineering)
In a packed fractionating column, a height of packing that makes a separation equivalent to that of a theoretical plate; used in sorption and distillation calculations. Abbreviated HETP.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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