Design of commercial-scale gas-liquid contactors

Authors

  • Z. Otero Keil,

    1. University of Delaware Chemical Engineering Department Newark, DE 19716
    Current affiliation:
    1. Keil Engineering Services, 19 Fremont Rd., Newark, DE 19711
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  • T. W. F. Russell

    Corresponding author
    1. University of Delaware Chemical Engineering Department Newark, DE 19716
    • University of Delaware Chemical Engineering Department Newark, DE 19716
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Abstract

A systematic design procedure using a liquid circulation unit for gas-liquid systems containing low-viscosity liquids is developed. The procedure can be used to predict and optimize the fluid mechanics and mass transfer in gas-liquid contactors for a specified performance. Batch liquid mass transfer data obtained from a commercial-scale aeration basin (12.2 m × 12.2 m × 6.7 m; gas flow rate range, 0.0023–0.01 m3/s) are used to verify the model predictions and to test the design procedure.

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