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Stirred Tank Reactors

  1. Alwin W. Nienow

Published Online: 15 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/14356007.b04_167.pub2

Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry

Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry

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Nienow, A. W. 2010. Stirred Tank Reactors. Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry. .

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  1. School of Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2010


The article contains sections titled:

2.A General Description of a Stirred Tank Reactor
3.Basic Theory
3.1.Laminar and Turbulent Flow
3.2.Turbulent Flow
3.3.Laminar Flow
3.4.Power Numbers
4.Impeller Selection
4.1.Running versus Capital Costs
4.2.Flow versus ‘Shear’
5.Mixing Tasks and the Desired Process Result
6.Common Mixing Tasks in STRs
6.1.Single-Phase Fluids
6.1.1.Physical Blending
6.1.2.Chemical Reactions
6.2.Solid–Liquid Systems
6.2.1.Turbulent Flow
6.2.2.Laminar Flow
6.3.Gas-Liquid Systems
6.3.1.Turbulent and Transitional Flow
6.3.2.Laminar Flow
6.4.Liquid–Liquid Systems
6.4.1.Drop Breakup and Coalescence
6.4.2.Phase Stability and Phase Inversion
6.4.3.Turbulent Flow
6.4.4.Laminar Flow
7.Operation of Stirred Tank Reactors
8.Design and Scale-Up
8.1.Equations and Experiments
8.2.Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)