Mass Transfer in a closed stirred gas/liquid contactor: Part 1: The mass transfer rate kLS

W.T. Koetsier, D. Thoenes, J.F. Frankena

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Liquid phase mass transfer rates kLS for the absorption of oxygen in tap water and in aqueous ionic solutions have been determined in two closed stirred tank contactors for a power input between 3 and 70 W/kg and (impeller diameter)f(tank diameter) ratios DifT of 0.3, 0.35 and 0.4. The contactors had diameters of 0. I9 and 0.6 m. The dispersed phase fraction was 1% by volume in all experiments. The values of kLS were determined using two different techniques: (1) a transient physical absorption method; and (2) the sulphite method.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)61-69
JournalChemical Engineering Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1973


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