Tokura, Yuichiro Department of Material and Energy Science, Graduate School of Environmental and Life Science, Okayama University
Miyagawa, Keita Department of Material and Energy Science, Graduate School of Environmental and Life Science, Okayama University
Uddin, Md. Azhar Department of Material and Energy Science, Graduate School of Environmental and Life Science, Okayama University
In this study, the effects of impeller rotation speed, off‐bottom clearance, blade angle, types of solid and liquid, etc., on the suspension pattern of sedimentary particles and particle rise height in liquid were investigated with a hemispherical vessel without baffles under low particle concentration. The transition conditions of suspension pattern between regimes I and II, and regimes II and III, were observed visually, and their non‐dimensional equations were expressed with an acceptable correlation by varying the above operation factors a great deal. Here, regime I is stagnation of particles on a vessel bottom, II is partial suspension, and III is complete suspension in liquid. The non‐dimensional equation of the maximum particle rise height was also successfully obtained. The combination of the non‐dimensional equations of transition and maximum particle rise height permitted us to determine the adequate solid/liquid mixing operation conditions without collision of particles with device parts.
This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Yuichiro Tokura et. al. Suspension pattern and rising height of sedimentary particles with low concentration in a mechanically stirred vessel. Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering (2020), which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1002/cjce.23842. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions. This fulltext is available in July 2021.
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