The Environmental Study on Characteristics Analysis of Packed Bed Split Cylinder Reactor based on Hydrodynamics and Mass Transfer

P. Ramesh, K. Saravanan

Ekoloji, 2019, Issue 107, Pages: 721-725, Article No: e107008


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Hydrodynamic and mass transport in a split cylinder has been investigated. Tap water and Carboxy Methyl Cellulose with different concentration (0.1 to 0.7 %w/v) were used as test fluids. Air flow rate was varied from 5 to 50 lpm. It was found that the gas hold up is gradually or linearly increases with increasing of air flow rate for Newtonian fluid systems. In case of non Newtonian fluids, the gas hold up is increased with air flow rate gradually, but not in linearly. Similarly the gas hold up for non Newtonian fluid is decreased with increasing concentration at the same time the gas hold up also increased in the range of 0.3 to 0.5%. A correlation has been developed for time of mixing and mass transport in a split cylinder reactor.


split cylinder reactor, gas holdup, mixing time, carboxymethyl cellulose


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