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Title: Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) study of the flow in an annular contrifugal contactor.

Abstract

This study presents an initial scoping analysis of the application of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to modeling the flow in an annular centrifugal contactor. The unsteady, turbulent nature of this multi-phase flow presents significant challenges to quantitative CFD modeling. Existing methods for confronting these obstacles are considered and initial results of the steady-state flow of a single liquid phase in the annular mixing zone are presented. The flow of particulates and the effects of changes in geometric and operational parameters were also evaluated. Even with simplifying assumptions qualitatively accurate results could be obtained using widely available CFD models.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
NE
OSTI Identifier:
963262
Report Number(s):
ANL/CMT/CP-117303
TRN: US200917%%208
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Sep. Sci. Technol.; Journal Volume: 41; Journal Issue: 10 ; 2006; Conference: 14th Symposium on Separation Science and Technology for Energy Applications; Oct. 23, 2005 - Oct. 27, 2005; Gatlinburg, TN
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
ENGLISH
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; EXTRACTION APPARATUSES; FLUID MECHANICS; MULTIPHASE FLOW; FLOW MODELS; ANNULAR SPACE; PARTICULATES; LIQUIDS

Citation Formats

Wardle, K. E., Allen, T. R., Swaney, R., Chemical Engineering, and Univ. of Madison at Wisconsin. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) study of the flow in an annular contrifugal contactor.. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1080/01496390600745552.
Wardle, K. E., Allen, T. R., Swaney, R., Chemical Engineering, & Univ. of Madison at Wisconsin. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) study of the flow in an annular contrifugal contactor.. United States. doi:10.1080/01496390600745552.
Wardle, K. E., Allen, T. R., Swaney, R., Chemical Engineering, and Univ. of Madison at Wisconsin. Sun . "Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) study of the flow in an annular contrifugal contactor.". United States. doi:10.1080/01496390600745552.
@article{osti_963262,
title = {Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) study of the flow in an annular contrifugal contactor.},
author = {Wardle, K. E. and Allen, T. R. and Swaney, R. and Chemical Engineering and Univ. of Madison at Wisconsin},
abstractNote = {This study presents an initial scoping analysis of the application of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to modeling the flow in an annular centrifugal contactor. The unsteady, turbulent nature of this multi-phase flow presents significant challenges to quantitative CFD modeling. Existing methods for confronting these obstacles are considered and initial results of the steady-state flow of a single liquid phase in the annular mixing zone are presented. The flow of particulates and the effects of changes in geometric and operational parameters were also evaluated. Even with simplifying assumptions qualitatively accurate results could be obtained using widely available CFD models.},
doi = {10.1080/01496390600745552},
journal = {Sep. Sci. Technol.},
number = 10 ; 2006,
volume = 41,
place = {United States},
year = {Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}

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