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Residence time distribution study for continuous column packed with tea waste biomass

Ankur Gupta, Chandrajit Balomajumder


In this study residence time distribution (RTD) and its deviation from ideal plug flow conditions was studied in a packed bed reactor under plug flow condition. The flow rate of the inlet stream was kept constant for all the three case studies (step input without agitation in feed tank, step input with agitation in the feed tank and pulse input). Dispersion model was employed to investigate the presence of axial dispersion inside the packed bed reactor. The mass transport phenomena i.e. advection or dispersion was determined by the help of peclet number.


Packed bed; Residence time; dispersion; axial; peclet

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