packed tower


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packed tower

[′pakt ′tau̇·ər]
(chemical engineering)
A fractionating or absorber tower filled with small objects (packing) to bring about intimate contact between rising fluid (vapor or liquid) and falling liquid.
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Although random packed towers facilitate more mass transfer by providing a larger area in a relatively smaller volume.
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Unlike packed towers, there is no costly packing media to replace, no need for chemical flushing and operating conditions are easy to observe.