Gas hold-up and bubble size distribution in bubble columns with foaming and non-Newtonian fluids

Dragomir B. Bukur, Snehal A. Patel

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Abstract

The present work was undertaken with objectives to study the effect of liquid composition (pure fluids and aqueous mixtures of n-butanol and carbonymethyl and cellulose and physical properties on gas hold-up and Sauter mean bubble diameter in bubble columns. These parameters determine the specific gas-liquid interfacial area and consequently the mass transfer rate in bubble column reactors. Gas hold-up and Sauter diameters were determined as a function of superficial gas velocity, sparger design and column diameter. The operating conditions and the geometric parameters were chosen to ensure achievement of several important flow regimes, ideal bubbly, slug flow churn-turbulent and foaming regime.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAmerican Institute of Chemical Engineers, National Meeting
PublisherPubl by AIChE
Publication statusPublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes
EventPreprint - American Institute of Chemical Engineers - New Orleans, LA, USA
Duration: 6 Mar 198810 Mar 1988

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OtherPreprint - American Institute of Chemical Engineers
CityNew Orleans, LA, USA
Period6/3/8810/3/88

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Bukur, D. B., & Patel, S. A. (1988). Gas hold-up and bubble size distribution in bubble columns with foaming and non-Newtonian fluids. In American Institute of Chemical Engineers, National Meeting Publ by AIChE.