HYDRODYNAMICS AND AXIAL MIXING OF LIQUIDSOLID SYSTEM IN OPEN TURBINE ROTATING DISC CONTACTOR
Chen Xiaoxiang~* Wang Hongtao Li Kuanhong and Su Yuanfu(Chemical Enginecring Research Centre, East China Institute of Chemical Technology, Shanghai, 200237)
The open turbine rotating disc contactor (OTRDC) has been installed simply by adding three narrow strips to the lower surface of each rotating disc in the rotating disc contactor (RDC), so it can be used for the system with high solid particle content. Hydrodynamics and axial mixing have been investigated in a 0.152m diameter OTRDC of different compartment height for the system of tap water and quartz particles. A model has been developed to describe the flow of liquid and solid phases. The solid phase holdup can be calculated satisfactorily according to the model equations. Axial mixing data have been treated by the backflow model and the correlations for predicting backflow ratios of liquid and solid phases in OTRDC have been presented.