Mass Transfer Columns are used for a variety of industrial chemical processes. However, flooding, foaming and high-pressure drops associated with traditional packing structures causes a lot of wastage. Curtin University tasked us with collaborating on a solution.
After an intense R&D process by Curtin, SpiroPak was born. This design uses a smooth spiral or helical path to optimize contact between gases and liquids. This geometry can only be produced using Additive Manufacturing technologies.
SpiroPak has led to a big increase in the efficiency of mass transfer columns.
The design is extremely flexible:
– It’s modular, so you can change its form or scale in response to a job.
– It can be made from different materials in order to suit specific operating conditions