Gas-liquid simulation of an airlift bubble column reactor

Blažej, Michal; Cartland Glover, G.M.; Generalis, S.C. and Markoš, J. Gas-liquid simulation of an airlift bubble column reactor. Chemical Engineering and Processing, 43 (2), pp. 137-144.

Abstract

The simulation of two-phase flow for an experimental airlift reactor (32-l volume) using commercially available software from Fluent Incorporated is presented here (http://www.fluent.co.uk). Data from the simulation is compared with the experimental data obtained by the tracking of a magnetic particle and analysis of the pressure drop to determine the gas hold-up. Comparisons between vertical velocity and gas hold-up were made for a series of experiments where the superficial gas velocity in the riser was adjusted between 0.01 and 0.075 m s-1. © 2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0255-2701(03)00010-2
Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Mathematics
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Non-linearity and complexity research group
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Additional Information: NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Chemical engineering and processing. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Blažej, M., Cartland Glover, G. M., Generalis, S. C., & Markoš, J. Gas–liquid simulation of an airlift bubble column reactor. Chemical engineering and processing, Vol. 43 No. 2 (2004) DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0255-2701(03)00010-2
Uncontrolled Keywords: airlift reactor (ALR),CFD,circulation velocity,computational fluid dynamics,fluent,gas holdup,modelling of hydrodynamics,Chemical Engineering(all)

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