Gas scrubber with plural vertical liquid inlets

  • US 4,347,067 A
  • Filed: 05/14/1981
  • Issued: 08/31/1982
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/24/1981
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A gas-scrubber, comprising:

  • a scrubbing mechanism located within a container shaped housing (1) containing a scrubbing liquid to a predetermined level (5), gas inlet conduit (6) having a portion thereof extending downwardly within said housing and wherein the scrubbing mechanism is arranged concentrically with said downwardly extending portion of said gas inlet conduit (6), said mechanism comprising means (10) for distributing gas emanating from a lower end of the inlet conduit portion around the circumference thereof such that the path of the gas is upwardly directed around the outside of the inlet conduit portion, means (14) surrounding the distributing means for defining therewith a first scrubbing liquid inlet (15) located adjacent the path for upwardly moving gas emanating from the lower end of the inlet conduit portion and having an opening (16) communicating with the liquid contained in the housing, a plurality of angularly spaced upwardly directed transfer conduits (20) disposed around the inlet conduit portion in said path above the first scrubbing liquid inlet and constructed and arranged with respect to larger diameter co-axial tubular passage members (23) located directly above the transfer conduits so as to define therewith both a second scrubbing liquid inlet and venturi means for drawing further quantities of scrubbing liquid into admixture with the initial gas-liquid mixture, a cowling (22) enclosing the gas inlet conduit portion, transfer conduits and tubular members and defining a mixing chamber (28) above the tubular members for promoting adequate mixing of the gas and scrubbing liquid, and means defining an outlet (31) at the upper end of the cowling co-axial with the inlet conduit portion for directing a gas liquid mixture outwardly above the level of liquid in the scrubber housing and said housing having a gas outlet.

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