Mass transfer in a turbulent radial wall jet



Experimental and theoretical coefficients are reported for mass transfer in a turbulent radial wall jet initiated by an impinging free jet. The hydrodynamic solution was obtained by the momentum integral technique, and mass transfer was predicted by analogy.

Point mass transfer data were obtained for air-naphthalene and cinnamic acid-water systems. At low Schmidt numbers, experimental coefficients were slightly above the theoretical prediction, and followed the theoretical trend with radial distance and nozzle Reynolds number from 10,000 to 60,000. Coefficients at high Schmidt numbers showed large positive deviations from theory, which decreased with radial distance and increased with Schmidt number. These discrepancies were attributed to surface roughness effects.