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Liquid Holdup in Non-wetting Packing with Lateral Gas Injection

Gupta, GS and Bhattacharyya, S (2003) Liquid Holdup in Non-wetting Packing with Lateral Gas Injection. In: ISIJ International, 43 (12). pp. 1927-1935.

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Abstract

The liquid holdup study has been carried out on a two-dimensional cold model under non-wetting condition with lateral gas injection as it is done in the blast furnace. Non- dimensional numbers for both, cold model and blast furnace have been determined. The measurements of static and dynamic liquid holdups were made under different gas and liquid flow rates using two particulate materials of various diameters. Few experiments were performed under dry and wet bed conditions to ascertain the effect of bed history. Holdups results have been compared with the existing correlations available in the open literature. It is found that existing correlations are unable to predict the correct liquid holdup under the blast furnace conditions.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: The Copyright belongs to Iron and Steel Institute of Japan.
Keywords: static liquid holdup;dynamic liquid holdup;cross and counter current flow;non-wetting;packed bed
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:25
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/6262

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