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hetp packing theoretical stage height mea amine

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#1 Nikolai T

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 04:01 AM



Could you please share typical HETP values of packing for amine contactor?

I have found some information about efficiency of trays but not for packing. I've monoethanolamine solution and sour gas with mainly of H2S content. The target is removal of H2S.


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Edited by Nikolai T, 07 December 2017 - 06:51 PM.

#2 PingPong


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Posted 09 December 2017 - 06:22 AM

HETP in absorbers depends on many factors, such as packing type, liquid viscosity, absorption factor, et cetera,

Different packings give different interfacial areas (m2/m3) and liquid viscosity depends on temperature, amine type and amine concentration.


20 - 30 years ago, when I was often involved in the design of HDS and HCU which usually included an amine absorber, I remember that we used HETP = 3 m (three meters) for DEA or MDEA over 2 inch random packing (2" Pall rings or IMTP50).

This is just to give you a rough idea. For different amine and different packing type & area one would need to adjust that HETP.


You best contact the vendor of your particular packing for a more exact HETP number based on present knowhow.

#3 breizh


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Posted 10 December 2017 - 02:50 AM


let you try the search engine in this forum.


#4 Nikolai T

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 11:58 PM

Thank you sirs.


Kind regards,


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