For testing the performance of silica gel, granules of 3-5 mm were filled in side a G.I. pipe section. Approximately 520 grams of silica gel is filled in the column.

The  length of pipe is 12 inch and the inner diameter is 2 inch. The both ends of the column [pipe section] were sealed with 1*1 mm grid Stainless steel mesh and M-seal adhesive.

On both ends of the column hose barbs are fitted for connecting the second manometer to calculate the flow drop through the silica gel filled column.

Silica Gel column
Column filled with silica gel