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On the reliability of an optical fibre probe in bubble column under industrial relevant operating conditions

Chaumat, Hélène and Billet, Anne-Marie and Augier, Frédéric and Mathieu, C and Delmas, Henri On the reliability of an optical fibre probe in bubble column under industrial relevant operating conditions. (2007) Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, vol. 3 (n° 6). 495 -504. ISSN 0894-1777

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2006.04.018

Abstract

When bubble columns are operated under industrial relevant conditions (high gas and liquid flow rates, large bubbles and vortices,. . .), local data, and especially bubble size values, are difficult to obtain. However, such data are essential for the comprehension of two-phase flow phenomena in order to design or to improve industrial installations. When high gas flow rates and organic liquids are used, intrusive optic probes are considered. This work investigates different ways to derive reliable local information on gas phase from double optic probe raw data. As far as possible, these results have been compared with global data, easier to measure in such conditions. Local gas hold-up, eG, and bubble frequency, fB, are easily obtained, but bubble velocity and bubble diameter determination is not obvious. For a better reliability, the final treatment that is proposed for velocity and size estimation is based on mean values only: the bubble velocity is considered as the most probable velocity ~v issued from raw signals inter-correlation function and the mean Sauter diameter is calculated through dSM ¼ 3~veG 2f B.

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Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution: Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - INPT
Other partners > Rhodia (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Paul Sabatier-Toulouse III - UPS
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS
Laboratory name:
Laboratoire de Génie Chimique - LGC (Toulouse, France) - Procédés électrochimiques (PE)
Laboratoire de Génie Chimique - LGC (Toulouse, France) - Réaction, mélange & séparation (RMS)
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Deposited By:Hélène Dubernard

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