A systematic study of the effect of geometrical parameters on mixing time in oscillatory baffled columns

X. Ni, G. Brogan, A. Struthers, D. C. Bennett, S. F. Wilson

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Abstract

The systematic experimental investigation on the effect of baffle free area, baffle spacing and baffle thickness on mixing time in batch oscillatory baffled columns is reported where the form of oscillation can be achieved by either pulsing the fluid from the base of the column or oscillating the baffles at the top. Local concentration profiles are measured using conductivity probes at two locations along each column. The mixing time was determined based on the equilibrium concentration format. The experimental results have identified the optimal geometrical parameters for obtaining the lowest mixing times in such columns.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)635-642
Number of pages8
JournalChemical Engineering Research and Design
Volume76
Issue numberA5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1998

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