Comparison of Plate and Packed Columns

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ChemKB 7 years ago

Packed column

  • Lower pressure drop
  • Simpler and cheaper to construct
  • Preferable for liquids with high-foaming tendencies

Plate column

  • Less susceptible to plugging
  • Less weight
  • Less of a problem with channeling
  • Temperature surge resulting in less damage

Reference: Perry’s Chemical Engineers’ Handbook, Eighth Edition