A heterogeneous, multi-layer mass transfer model is proposed for prediction of the effect of multi-layer packing of catalyst particles adhered to the gas-liquid interface. The behavior of the mass transfer rate with respect to the multi-layer packing, to the particle size and mass transfer coefficient without particles is discussed. It is shown that enhancement can be considerably increased by multi-layer packing compared to that of mono-layer packing, depending on the values of particle size and mass transfer coefficient. The predicted mass transfer rates using the proposed model was verified with experimental data taken from the literature. The model presented should be superior to that of published in the literature.
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