Compute Canada

View All Papers
To Submit a new publication, Please visit the User's Section (logged in users only)

Publications:

To view a publication's Abstract (if available), click on publication's title

Author(s)

     Jan B. Haelssig, Seyed Gh. Etemad, Andre Y. Tremblay, Jules Thibault

Title

     Parametric Study for Vapour-Liquid Flow in a Narrow Channel

Publication Name

     8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, Montreal

Publication Type

     
Publisher
     
Place
     
Editor(s)
     
Number
     
School
     
Volume
     
Chapter
     
Pages
     
Other Publication Information
     
Publication Year
     2009
Abstract
     In the design of vapour-liquid separation devices, it is important to study the fluid flow behaviour to identify physical limitations and predict optimal performance. In this investigation, a simple geometry consisting of a narrow vertical channel was used to investigate the effects of certain key parameters on the flow patterns of an ethanol-water system. The parameters included the liquid Reynolds number, ethanol concentration, contact angle and pressure drop. The vapour phase velocity profile was significantly influenced by the pressure difference through the channel. The ethanol concentration and liquid Reynolds number were found to have a significant impact on the liquid holdup (film thickness) as well as the velocity profiles in the liquid and vapour phases. In the ranges studied, the contact angle and pressure drop were found to have a negligible effect on the liquid holdup.
Keywords
     
Website
     http://
Paper Status
     Published
DOI / Publication ID
     



View All Papers