HME: Types of Mass Transfer Equipment

Mass transfer equipment is necessary when you want to move one type of material from one phase to another. Examples of this type of operation are:

In order for efficient mass transfer to occur, it is necessary that one achieve intimate contact between the phases. For many of these operations towers are used: bubble towers, spray towers, packed towers. In other applications, a simple well-stirred vessel is used (like a CSTR: continuously stirred tank reactor).


Discuss the need for and describe the types of mass transfer equipment