Three-dimensional gas-liquid simulation of an airlift bubble column reactor


Basic hydrodynamic parameters of an airlift reactor with internal loop were estimated experimentally and simulated using commercially available CFD software from Fluent. Circulation velocity in a 32-dm(3)-airlift reactor was measured using the magnetic tracer method, meanwhile the gas hold-up was obtained by analysis of the pressure drop using the method of inverted U-tube manometers. Comparison of simulated (in two and three dimensions) and experimental data was performed at different superficial gas velocities in the riser.

Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Systems analytics research institute (SARI)
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Mathematics
Uncontrolled Keywords: hydrodynamic parameters,airlift reactor,internal loop,circulation velocity,gas hold-up,pressure drop,inverted U-tube manometers
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2003
Authors: Cartland Glover, G.M. ( 0000-0002-2647-2757)
Blažej, M.
Generalis, S.C. ( 0000-0001-7660-0633)
Markoš, J.



Version: Accepted Version

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