Studies of bubble formation and rise
Article first published online: 21 FEB 2011
Copyright © 1960 Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering
The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering
Volume 38, Issue 4, pages 93–101, August 1960
How to Cite
Poutanen, A. A. and Johnson, A. I. (1960), Studies of bubble formation and rise. Can. J. Chem. Eng., 38: 93–101. doi: 10.1002/cjce.5450380402
- Issue published online: 21 FEB 2011
- Article first published online: 21 FEB 2011
- Manuscript Accepted: 25 APR 1960
- Manuscript Received: 8 FEB 1960
- Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont.
Preliminary to mass transfer studies, studies of bubble shape and area during formation and of velocity of rise after formation were made for nitrogen bubbles in water and two hydrocarbon oils.
Bubble profiles were found to fit an empirical equation of the form rnθ = 1 where r and θ are polar coordinates.
Quantative studies of bubble volume and area as a function of time are reported.
A limited correlation for the velocity of rise of a chain of bubbles in a viscous oil is presented.