Mass transfer characteristics of horizontal agitated contactors

Joshi, J. B. ; Sharma, M. M. (1976) Mass transfer characteristics of horizontal agitated contactors The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 54 (5). pp. 560-565. ISSN 0008-4034

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The values of effective interfacial area, a, and liquid side mass transfer coefficient, kLa, were obtained in 0.385, 0.57 and 1.0 m i.d. horizontal agitated contactors by using chemical methods. Propeller type of impellers were employed for agitation. Two modes of operation were studied: (i) surface aeration and (ii) sparging of gas. The impeller speed was varied from 50 to 700 rev/min, and the nozzle gas velocity was varied from 40 to 160 m/s. The effects of impeller spacing, liquid submergence and nozzle gas velocity on the values of a and kLa were investigated. A scale-up criterion is discussed.

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