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Method and apparatus for producing co-current fluid contact

United States Patent

5,695,548
December 9, 1997
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An improved packing system and method are disclosed wherein a packing section includes a liquid distributor and a separator placed above the distributor so that gas rising through the liquid distributor contacts liquid in the distributor, forming a gas-liquid combination which rises in co-current flow to the separator. Liquid is collected in the separator, from which gas rises.
Trutna; William R. (Austin, TX)
08/ 555,889
November 13, 1995
ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION This invention was made with Government support under Grant DE-FC02-901D13020 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.