On the evaluation of droplet breakage and coalescence rates in an oscillatory baffled reactor

X. Ni, D. Mignard, B Saye, J. C. Johnstone, N. Pereira

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Abstract

A numerical model is developed to evaluate droplet breakage and coalescence rates in a continuous oscillatory baffled reactor (OBR), The structure of the model is similar to that of the population balance approach, but concentrates on droplet interactions with simpler assumptions of a functional form for breakage and coalescence rate constants. The OBR is a relatively new reactor technology and offers enhanced and more uniform mixing than traditional reactors, making some model assumptions more closer to the reality. In this paper, we present the development, robustness and validation of the modelling process together with the predicted results for the OBR system. © 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2101-2114
Number of pages14
JournalChemical Engineering Science
Volume57
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jun 2002

Keywords

  • Breakage rate
  • Coalescence rate
  • Droplets
  • Minimisation
  • Oscillatory baffled reactor
  • Rate constants

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