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An elongational flow model for drop breakage in stirred turbulent dispersions

Gandhi, KS and Kumar, R (1990) An elongational flow model for drop breakage in stirred turbulent dispersions. In: Chemical Engineering Science, 45 (9). pp. 2998-3003.

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Abstract

The value of the average drop size in a stirred liquid-liquid dispersion is required for the analysis of rate processes occurring in it. This is normally achieved through the determination of the maximum diameter of stable drops, $d_{max}$. A number of workers have reported expressions for the prediction of $d_{max}$. Most of them use the basic expression first derived by Hinze (1955) by comparing the inertial stress due to turbulent velocity fluctuations with the restoring stress due to interfacial tension.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science Ltd.
Keywords: elongational flow model;turbulent dispersions
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Chemical Engineering
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:41
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/12694

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