Mass transfer in liquid-liquid (horizontal) pipeline contactors

Shah, A. K. ; Sharma, M. M. (1971) Mass transfer in liquid-liquid (horizontal) pipeline contactors The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 49 (5). pp. 596-604. ISSN 0008-4034

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The mass transfer characteristics of liquid-liquid (horizontal) pipeline contactors were studied for the bubble and plug flow regimes. The contactors were operated co-currently. The theory of mass transfer with chemical reaction was used to obtain values of physical mass transfer coefficient (kLa) and effective interfacial area (a) for a number of systems. In all the experiments the resistance to mass transfer was confined to the continuous phase. The effect of the flow rates and viscosities of the two phases, interfacial tension, contactor length, pipe diameter, the presence of solids, etc. on both, kLa and a was studied. The values of kLa and a were found to vary from 1 to 50 × 10-3 sec-1, and 0.4 to 25 cm-1, respectively.

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