Simulation of SO2 absorption in a venturi scrubber

Taheri, M ; Sharif University of Technology | 2010

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  1. Type of Document: Article
  2. DOI: 10.1080/00986440903359137
  3. Publisher: 2010
  4. Abstract:
  5. In this study, a three-dimensional mathematical model, based on a nonuniform droplet concentration distribution, has been developed to simulate gas absorption in a venturi scrubber. The mass transfer process was illustrated by assuming the liquid phase as a combination of droplets and film. The flow, just as the annular two-phase flow, includes a flow of liquid film layer on the walls and a flow of gas and liquid drops in the core. Peclet number was determined using experimental data reported by Viswanathan et al. (1984) for distribution of droplets across the cross section of the scrubber. The mathematical model for gas absorption was justified by comparing the theoretical predictions with the experimental data reported by Johnstone et al. (1954) and the Office of Air Programs, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Wen and Fan, 1975), for SO2 removal by alkaline solution and H2O
  6. Keywords:
  7. Simulation ; Alkaline solutions ; Annular two-phase flow ; Cross section ; Droplet concentration ; Experimental data ; Film layers ; Flow of liquids ; Liquid drop ; Liquid Phase ; Mass transfer process ; Nonuniform ; SO2 absorption ; Theoretical prediction ; Three-dimensional mathematical models ; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ; Venturi scrubber ; Drop formation ; Environmental Protection Agency ; Gas absorption ; Liquid films ; Multiphase flow ; Scrubbers ; Three dimensional ; Mathematical models
  8. Source: Chemical Engineering Communications ; Volume 197, Issue 7 , Feb , 2010 , Pages 934-952 ; 00986445 (ISSN)
  9. URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00986440903359137