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Comparison between three static mixers for emulsification in turbulent flow

Theron, Félicie and Le Sauze, Nathalie Comparison between three static mixers for emulsification in turbulent flow. (2011) International Journal of Multiphase Flow, vol. 37 (n° 5). pp. 488-500. ISSN 0301-9322

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/J.IJMULTIPHASEFLOW.2011.01.004

Abstract

This paper deals with comparing performances of three different static mixers in terms of pressure drop generated by both single-phase flow and liquid–liquid flow in turbulent flow regime and in terms of emulsification performances. The three motionless mixers compared are the well-known SMX™ and SMV™ and the new version of the SMX called SMXPlus™. This experimental study aims at highlighting the influence of the dispersed phase concentration and some of the geometrical parameters such as number of elements and design of the motionless mixer on droplets size distributions characteristics. Finally, experimental results are correlated in terms of Sauter mean diameter as a function of hydrodynamic dimensionless numbers.

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Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - INPT
Université de Toulouse > Université Paul Sabatier-Toulouse III - UPS
Laboratory name:
Laboratoire de Génie Chimique - LGC (Toulouse, France) - Réaction, mélange & séparation (RMS)
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Deposited By: Audrey LEFEVRE
Deposited On:13 Jul 2012 12:47

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