Droplet size distribution in a continuous oscillatory baffled reactor

Nitin E. Pereira, Xiongwei Ni

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Abstract

We report our experimental investigation of droplet size distribution (DSD) in a continuous oscillatory baffled reactor (COBR). The droplet experiments were carried out over a range of oscillation amplitudes and frequencies and for three different net flow Reynolds numbers in the absence of surfactants and coalescence inhibitors. Our experimental results show that the oscillation amplitude and frequency play a more dominant role in controlling the mean droplet size and size distribution than the net flow. A correlation linking the mean droplet size, d32, with energy dissipation due to fluid oscillation, e, and energy dissipation due to net flow, en, has been established. © 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)735-739
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Engineering Science
Volume56
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2001

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Keywords

  • Droplet size distribution
  • Oscillation amplitude
  • Oscillation frequency
  • Oscillatory baffled reactor
  • Suater mean droplet diameter

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In: Chemical Engineering Science, Vol. 56, No. 3, 02.2001, p. 735-739.

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