Fluid dynamics of gas-liquid bubble columns

Erik Delnoij

    Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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    Gas-liquid bubble columns are used extensively in the process industries. The gas-liquid twophase flow prevailing in this type of process equipment is extremely complex, inherently unsteady and dominated by phenomena with widely varying time- and length-scales. it is for this reason that many important fluid dynamical aspects of gas-liquid bubble columns are still poorly understood and difficult to predict a priori. This thesis aims to contribute to our understanding of the fluid dynamics of gas-liquid bubble columns by developing Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) models and an advanced experimental technique called Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV).
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • University of Twente
    • van Swaaij, Wim P.M., Supervisor
    • Kuipers, J.A.M., Co-Supervisor
    Award date22 Jan 1999
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    Print ISBNs90-365-1208-5
    Publication statusPublished - 22 Jan 1999


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