Influence of mass transfer on drop size distribution In an agitated liquid-liquid dispersion

Agata Maria Bąk , Wioletta Podgórska , Joanna Zenke , Edyta Leśniewska


Two-phase toluene-water-acetone systems were discussed and the influence of rotational impeller speed (350 – 700 rpm) and acetone concentration (0.1 – 0.4 wt%) for experiments performed with and without impeller speed reduction were considered. Acetone was transferred from continuous aqueous phase to the toluene drops, therefore, drop coalescence was hampered due to generated Marangoni forces. Although for pure liquid-liquid systems without surface active agents the dynamic equilibrium between drop breakage and coalescence is achieved faster, the effect of mass transfer on transient Sauter diameters and drop size distributions is significant. For higher impeller speed and acetone concentration drop size decreased due to higher disruptive stresses and lower shape-restoring stresses proportional to the interfacial tension, which is decreasing function of acetone concentration.
Author Agata Maria Bąk (FCPE / DCRED)
Agata Maria Bąk,,
- Department of Chemical Reactor Engineering and Dynamics
, Wioletta Podgórska (FCPE / DCRED)
Wioletta Podgórska,,
- Department of Chemical Reactor Engineering and Dynamics
, Joanna Zenke (FCPE)
Joanna Zenke,,
- Faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering
, Edyta Leśniewska (FCPE)
Edyta Leśniewska,,
- Faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering
Book The 22nd Polish Conference of Chemical and Process Engineering: Proceedings, 2016, Łódź, Faculty of Process and Environmental Engineering, ISBN 978-83-61997-75-7, 1584 p.
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Keywords in Polishtransport masy, dyspersja, napięcie międzyfazowe, przepływ burzliwy
Keywords in Englishmass transfer, dispersion, interfacial tension, turbulent flow
Languageen angielski
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