Effects of finely divided solids on mass transfer between a gas and an organic liquid

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  • T. M. Bartos,

    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139
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  • C. N. Satterfield

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    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139
    • Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139
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Abstract

Global gas-liquid mass transfer parameters, kLa and a were determined in an organic liquid in which finely divided solid particles were suspended in a mechanically stirred vessel. The product kLa and a both decreased linearly with solids loading; both were independent of particle size and particle density. Gas holdup was independent of solids loading.

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