Description of interaction processes in agitated liquid-liquid dispersions

C. A. Coulaloglou, L. L. Tavlarides

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Phenomenological models are proposed to describe drop breakup and coalescence in a turbulently agitated liquid-liquid dispersion. Based on these models, breakage and coalescence rate functions are developed and used to solve the general population balance equation describing drop interactions in a continuous flow vessel. Parameters of the models are evaluated by comparison with experimental data on drop size distributions and mixing frequencies obtained in a continuous flow vessel over a range of operating conditions. The favorable agreement between experimental observation and the model are encouraging that the model is suitable for predicting dispersion properties such as drop size distributions, interfacial areas and mixing frequencies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1289-1297
Number of pages9
JournalChemical Engineering Science
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1977
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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