Russian Journal of Applied Chemistry, 2011, Vol. 84, No. 12, pp. 2191−2194.
Pleiades Publishing, Ltd., 2011.
Original Russian Text
A.A. Kharitonov, A.S. Pushnov, 2011, published in Khimicheskaya Promyshlennost’, 2011, Vol. 88, No. 4, pp. 189−192.
PROCESSES AND DEVICES
OF CHEMICAL MANUFACTURES
The Inﬂ uence of Discontinuities in Elements
of a Regular Packing on Their Hydraulic Resistance
A. A. Kharitonov and A. S. Pushnov
Moscow State University of Environmental Engineering, Moscow, Russia
Received June 2, 2011
Abstract—Results of testing of hydraulic resistance of a regular packing made from vertical corrugated plates are
presented. Experiments were carried out in the range of velocities of the air ﬂ ow 1–5 m s
taking into account total
cross section of the empty apparatus. Results of experiments are compared with data of the most spread industrial
Regular packing made in a form of vertically installed
alternate plates with vertical and horizontal corrugations
 are used in industrial cooling towers. Such packing
is usually applied in cases, when the water in recycling
system is polluted with oil products. Diagram of such
packing is illustrated in Fig. 1.
Disadvantages of such design are their relatively high
In [2, 3] it was shown that the replacement of hori-
zontal corrugations by inclined allows reducing this
disadvantage. It is shown in  that in this process the
optimal design of the packing is the one where the ge-
ometry provides the angle of incidence β = 47–53°. Here,
β = (λ
In this connection experiments on packing with verti-
cal plates with alternate vertical and inclined corrugations
Fig. 1. Packing with alternate vertical and horizontal corruga-
tions: Ū is the velocity vector of oncoming gas ﬂ ow.
Fig. 2. Diagram of the experimental installation.