Zhou, Q.

Sulzer Chemtech, Shanghai, China

Zhou Qian is an expert of column internals, responsible for troubleshooting, urgent and special projects, and the training of various staff for Sulzer Shanghai. She has been with Sulzer for 13 yr. For the past 5 yr, she has dedicated herself to the optimization of liquid redistribution systems and other internals for air separation units. She holds a BS degree in chemical engineering from East China University of Science and Technology.

CFD study of mixing performance of redistribution systems for packed columns

The maldistribution of liquid flow within long packed beds is a well-known phenomenon in distillation and absorption columns. In a packed column, the maldistribution of liquid results in differences in liquid concentration across the column.