Measurement and analysis of flows in a gas-liquid column reactor

Mark A. Bennett, Robert M. West, S. P. Luke, Xiaodong Jia, Richard A Williams*

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Bubble columns are widely used across a range of industries. A number of flow regimes can arise but their identification in practice is very challenging. An electrical capacitance tomography (ECT) sensor has been applied to investigate the potential of ECT for bubble-column visualization and control. Different methods of flow regime analysis are reported including a repeatable and robust analytical procedure that has been designed to quantify heterogeneity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5003-5012
Number of pages10
JournalChemical Engineering Science
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1999


  • Bubble columns
  • Electrical capacitance tomography
  • Multi-phase flow

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemical Engineering


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