Abstract

Local liquid velocity measurements in Trickle Bed Reactors (TBRs) are one of the essential components in its hydrodynamic studies. These measurements are used to effectively determine a reactor's operating condition. This study was conducted to validate a newly developed technique that combines Digital Industrial Radiography (DIR) with Particle Tracking Velocimetry (PTV) to measure the Local Liquid Velocity (VLL) inside TBRs. Three millimeter-sized Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) beads were used as packing material. Three validation procedures were designed to test the newly developed technique. All procedures and statistical approaches provided strong evidence that the technique can be used to measure the VLL within TBRs.

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Second Department

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Velocity Measurement; Velocimetry; Flow Visualization; Gas Liquid Flows; Modulation Transfer Functions

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0034-6748

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2014 American Institute of Physics (AIP), All rights reserved.

Publication Date

20 Jun 2014

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