Process and apparatus for distributing fluids in a container

  • US 6,221,318 B1
  • Filed: 04/20/1994
  • Issued: 04/24/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/21/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An apparatus for radial distribution of fluid into a fluid mass contained in a vessel comprising (a) a vessel containing a fluid mass;

  • (b) disposed within said vessel and within said fluid mass, a centrally disposed fluid riser inlet conduit extending through a wall or floor of said vessel and oriented substantially vertically along the fluid riser inlet conduit'"'"'s longitudinal axis, said riser inlet conduit having a plurality of fluid conveying arms each of said arms having an end remote from said fluid riser inlet conduit, and each of said arms extending radially and substantially horizontally outward from the vertical axis of said fluid riser inlet conduit and extending radially into the fluid mass wherein the arms have an enclosed length and (c) having along said enclosed length one or more outlet openings at or near the end remote from the fluid riser inlet conduit.

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