Gas Holdup and its Profile Are Important Parameters to Be Characterized in Bubble Column Reactors. Proper Prediction of the Radial Gas Holdup Profiles is Necessary for Determining Liquid Mixing, Flow Regime Transition, Heat and Mass Transfer. in This Study, the Following Gas Holdup Profile Form, Which Can Be Fitted to the Observed Holdup Profiles, is Proposed: EG = EG (N + 2/n + 2 - 2c) [1 - C(R/R)n]. the Parameters N and C Needed to Describe the Gas Holdup Profile Are Correlated with Appropriate Dimensionless Groups. N = 2.188 X 103 ReG-0.598 Frg0.146 MoL-0.004, C = 4.32 X 10-2 ReG0.2492. However, the Cross-Sectional Average Gas Holdup, EG, Can Be Estimated using the Available Correlations for overall Gas Holdup. the Agreement between the Correlation Predictions and Experimental Data is Reasonable over Wide Range of Operating Conditions. © 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
Y. Wu et al., "Predictions of Radial Gas Holdup Profiles in Bubble Column Reactors," Chemical Engineering Science, vol. 56, no. 3, pp. 1207 - 1210, Elsevier, Feb 2001.
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Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
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Bubble columns; Correlation; Gas holdup profiles
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01 Feb 2001