Using measured droplet size data for various oil-in-water systems, as well as fairly detailed statistics on the turbulent velocity field in a new type of mixing vessel with grid-type impellers, viscous and inertial breakup models developed in a preceding companion paper are tested. All evidence suggests that breakup in the new vessel is controlled by mean pressure fluctuations in the impeller region.
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- Chemical Engineering(all)
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering