Mixing-Structure Relationship in Jet-Stirred Reactors

Wassim W. Ayass, Ehson Fawad Nasir, Aamir Farooq, Mani Sarathy

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In this study, measurements were performed to assess the overall mixing in jet-stirred reactors (JSRs) passively agitated by feed nozzles. The reactor diameter, nozzle shape, and nozzle diameter were varied to determine the effects of these geometrical parameters on mixing. The mixing was studied at ambient conditions using laser absorption spectroscopy to follow the exit concentration of a tracer gas, carbon dioxide, after a step change in its input flow. The results indicate that the use of a JSR of diameter D = 40 mm, having inclined or crossed nozzles of diameter d = 1 mm is recommended for low residence times up to 0.4 sec, while at moderate/high residence times 0.5-5 sec the use of a JSR of D = 56 mm and d = 0.3 mm having crossed nozzles is suggested.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)461-464
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Engineering Research and Design
StatePublished - May 26 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Chemistry(all)


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