Residence time distribution of the gas phase in a mechanically agitated gas-liquid reactor

M.P.G. Thijert, M.H. Oyevaar, W.J. Kuper, K.R. Westerterp

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    In this study we present a measuring method and extensive experimental data on the gas phase RTD in a mechanically agitated gas-liquid reactor with standard dimensions over a wide range of superficial gas velocities, agitation rates and agitator sizes. The results are modelled successfully, using the weighed moments method, by a simple RTD model of one mixer in series with a plug flow zone. All results are correlated in one relation, which can be used for scale-up.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)3339-3346
    Number of pages8
    JournalChemical engineering science
    Issue number13
    Publication statusPublished - 1992


    • METIS-105844
    • IR-10801

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