Crossflow vs counterflow air stripping costs

John C. Little, Benito Jose Marinas, Robert E. Selleck

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Crossflow towers offer a potential economic advantage over counterflow towers due to savings in fan power costs as well as material costs. These savings increase as contaminant volatility decreases and as water flowrate increases. The costs for both 2-inch plastic packing types examined (spheres and saddles) are comparable except for low volatility contaminants where the spheres result in lower costs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEnvironmental Engineering
EditorsPeter A. Krenkel
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0872628108
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1991 Specialty Conference on Environmental Engineering - Reno, NV, USA
Duration: Jul 8 1991Jul 10 1991


OtherProceedings of the 1991 Specialty Conference on Environmental Engineering
CityReno, NV, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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