Monte carlo simulation of mass transfer in liquid-liquid dispersions

P. M. Bapat, L. L. Tavlarides, G. W. Smith

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Abstract

A simulation technique is developed to predict the performance of a two phase liquid-liquid continuous flow stirred tank reactor as an extractor. The dynamics of the dispersed phase droplet interactions and the microscopic interphase mass transfer in the turbulent flow field are digitally simulated using the interval of quiescence method. The use of realistic breakage and coalescence functions together with the natural evolution of the interactive drop population has made it possible to predict the dispersed phase drop size distribution and mass transfer efficiency in a rational manner from the known physicochemical properties of the dispersion and the operating conditions of the extractor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2003-2013
Number of pages11
JournalChemical Engineering Science
Volume38
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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