Process Intensification in Stirred Tanks (pages 1125–1132)
J. Wu, B. Nguyen, G. Lane, S. Wang, R. Parthasarathy and L. J. Graham
Article first published online: 5 JUN 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/ceat.201100712
The concept of process intensification is extended to include innovations leading to a significantly increased throughput for processing reactors. Operating at high solids concentrations in processing tanks is recommended. The agitation power constraint can be overcome by removal of baffles. Solutions for mass transfer limiting problems, poor mixing, and reduction of the tank downtime are summarized.