Model-Based Investigation of the Interaction of Gas-Consuming Reactions and Internal Circulation Flow within Jet Loop Reactors

  • Jet loop reactors are standard multiphase reactors used in chemical, biological and environmental processes. The strong liquid jet provided by a nozzle enforces both internal circulation of liquid and gas as well as entrainment and dispersion of the gas phase. We present a one-dimensional compartment model based on a momentum balance that describes the internal circulation of gas and liquid phase in the jet loop reactor. This model considers the influence of local variations of the gas volume fraction on the internal circulation. These local variations can be caused by coalescence of gas bubbles, additional gas-feeding points and gas consumption or production. In this work, we applied the model to study the influence of a gas-consuming reaction on the internal circulation. In a comprehensive sensitivity analysis, the interaction of different parameters such as rate of reaction, power input through the nozzle, gas holdup, reactor geometry, and circulation rate were investigated. The results show that gas consumption can have a significant impact on internal circulation. Industrially relevant operating conditions have even been found where the internal circulation comes to a complete standstill.

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Author:Ferdinand BreitORCiD, Erik von HarbouORCiD, Oliver Bey
Parent Title (English):Processes
Place of publication:Basel, Switzerland
Document Type:Article
Language of publication:English
Publication Date:2022/06/30
Year of Publication:2022
Publishing Institute:Technische Universität Kaiserslautern
Date of the Publication (Server):2022/11/16
Tag:compartment model; jet loop reactor; multifluid; one-dimensional model; reactive multiphase flow; sensitivity analysis; stability
Issue:2022, 10(7), 1297
Number of page:21
Source: pr10071297
Faculties / Organisational entities:Kaiserslautern - Fachbereich Maschinenbau und Verfahrenstechnik
DDC-Cassification:6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 620 Ingenieurwissenschaften und Maschinenbau
Licence (German):Zweitveröffentlichung