Pressure loss of water–co2 two-phase flow under different operating conditions

Faraj Ben Rajeb, Azizur Rahaman, Yan Zhang, Syed Imtiaz, Amer Aborig, Mohamed Odan

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Abstract

In the present study, pipe flows are used to investigate the behavior flow of water–CO2 mixtures at different pressures and temperatures. The flow rate and pressure of water and CO2 are changed by using a pump placed ahead of the mixing point. Pressure and temperature levels are recorded by pressure sensors and thermocouples affixed at points along the pipe loop. The flow regimes of two-phase water– CO2 flow is visualized through transparent tubes using a high-speed camera. After several experiments, it was found that the mean pressure drop along the tube for a water–CO2 system flow is about 4 kPa/m for water flow rates between 0.4 and 0.7 L/S and CO2 flow rates between 2.5 and 11 L/S. The maximum inlet pressure for water is 400 kPa and for CO2 is 3000 kPa. In this experiment, the phase fraction of water is approximately 0.5–0.15 and the phase fraction of CO2 is around 0.85–0.95. The investigated flow regime under these flow conditions is often intermittent.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Fluid Mechanics XII
EditorsS. Hernandez, J. Ravnik, L. Skerget
PublisherWITPress
Pages263-273
Number of pages11
Volume120
ISBN (Electronic)9781784662875
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jul 2018
Event12th International Conference on Advances in Fluid Mechanics, AFM 2018 - Ljubljana, Slovenia
Duration: 10 Jul 201812 Jul 2018

Other

Other12th International Conference on Advances in Fluid Mechanics, AFM 2018
CountrySlovenia
CityLjubljana
Period10/7/1812/7/18

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Keywords

  • Carbon dioxide
  • Pressure loss
  • Transportation
  • Two-phase flows
  • Water

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Electrochemistry

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Rajeb, F. B., Rahaman, A., Zhang, Y., Imtiaz, S., Aborig, A., & Odan, M. (2018). Pressure loss of water–co2 two-phase flow under different operating conditions. In S. Hernandez, J. Ravnik, & L. Skerget (Eds.), Advances in Fluid Mechanics XII (Vol. 120, pp. 263-273). WITPress. https://doi.org/10.2495/AFM180271