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Experiments of mass transfer with liquid–liquid slug flow in square microchannels

Di Miceli Raimondi, Nathalie and Prat, Laurent E. and Gourdon, Christophe and Tasseli, Josiane Experiments of mass transfer with liquid–liquid slug flow in square microchannels. (2014) Chemical Engineering Science, 105. 169-178. ISSN 0009-2509

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ces.2013.11.009


Liquid-liquid mass transfer mechanism with slug flow in microreactor is investigated by means of experiments in square microchannels of 0.2 and 0.3 mm width. An experimental bench has been designed and an analytical protocol developed in order to follow the transfer of a solute from the dispersed phase to the continuous phase. The methodology used allows the identification of droplet side mass transfer coefficients. Total flow rate ranges from 5 to 50 mL.h-1, resulting in droplets velocities of 0.02 to 0.35 m.s-1. Volumetric mass transfer coefficient kda values obtained in the present work ranges from 0.89 to 9.45 s-1. The results reasonably fit with a model suggested by a previous study based on 2D direct numerical simulations. A comparison with other models available in literature shows that in the operating conditions considered in this work, the flow pattern inside the confined droplets at microscale leads to an enhancement of mass transfer compared to droplets that are not confined.

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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 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Toulouse - INSA (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE-SUPAERO (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
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