Interaction between chemical reactions and mixing on various scales

Jerzy Robert Bałdyga , J.R. Bourne , S.J. Hearn


The way in which reagents are mixed can have a large influence on the product distribution of a chemical reaction. This has been analysed earlier when micromixing is the limiting mixing step. Additional segregation at a larger scale has only been treated in detail when the local turbulent dispersion of a feed stream was relevant. Here additional segregation due to the finite disintegration rate of large concentration eddies is represented by a feasible structure to describe the environment within which micromixing and chemical reaction take place. The resulting model contains one time constant each for micro- and mesomixing. Their estimation is discussed and applied to predicting the yields of fast complex reactions in plug-flow static mixers and in a semibatch stirred tank reactor under conditions where neither macromixing nor turbulent dispersion were limiting. The comparison with measured yields is good for micromixing and fairly satisfactory for inertial-convective mesomixing. Further research on this step is needed.
Author Jerzy Robert Bałdyga (FCPE / DCRED)
Jerzy Robert Bałdyga,,
- Department of Chemical Reactor Engineering and Dynamics
, J.R. Bourne
J.R. Bourne,,
, S.J. Hearn
S.J. Hearn,,
Journal seriesChemical Engineering Science, ISSN 0009-2509
Issue year1997
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishfast reactions, mesomixing, micromixing, semibatch reactor, static mixer, turbulent mixing
ASJC Classification2604 Applied Mathematics; 2209 Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering; 1500 General Chemical Engineering; 1600 General Chemistry
Languageen angielski
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