A Gaussian-convection model for solid dispersion in slurry bubble columns

M. T. Ityokumbul

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The use of a diffusive-type model to represent the behaviour of solid particles in a slurry bubble column has been questioned. In agreement with the observation of Levenspiel and Fitzgerald, a sedimentation-convection model for solid behaviour in slurry bubble columns is presented. With this model, the analytical solution for axial solid concentration for monodispersed particles in a slurry bubble column at steady state for the continuous flow of slurry and gas is derived to be: Cs = U1Csf/(U1 ± Vp). The use of the model together with the correlations of Ramachandran and Chaudhari for particle settling velocity in slurry bubble columns has been found to well predict the solid hold-up in the monodispersed solid systems of Bhaga and Weber and also in the polydispersed solid systems operated in both cocurrent and countercurrent mode.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)321-325
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Engineering and Processing
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1992

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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