Dispersion of immiscible liquid-liquid system in a vessel agitated by a Sawtooth impeller: drop size time evolution
1 Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Process Engineering, Technická 4, 160 00 Prague, Czech Republic
2 Czech Academy of Science, Institute of Hydrodynamics, Pod Paťankou 30/5, 166 12, Prague, Czech Republic
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Published online: 24 October 2022
Mixing of immiscible liquid-liquid system is the crucial process for many branches of industry. The main purpose of this process is to increase mass transfer efficiency in processes occurring in chemical and metallurgical industry. The knowledge of drop size and surface area of drops is important for the determination of mass transfer time. The aim of this contribution is to study drop size time evolution in immiscible liquid-liquid system agitated by high-shear Sawtooth impeller in baffled cylindrical vessel. The drop size evaluation was investigated in three different regions of interest. The time evolution of drop size was described by the kinetic model proposed by Hong and Lee (1983) for each region of interest. Simultaneously, the drop size distribution (DSD) was determined and compared for each regions of interest. The time evolution of drop sizes was investigated by non-invasive measurement directly in control volume. The images of illuminated region of interest were captured by a high-speed camera. The captured images were processed by the Image Analysis method.
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