Study on bubble sizes in a down-flow liquid jet gas pump

Y L Wu, Q J Xiang, H Li, S X Chen
2012 IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environment  
Structure optimization of an annular jet pump using design of experiment method and CFD X P Long, Q L Zeng, X L Yang et al. -Aspects concerning the quality of aeration for environmental friendly turbines F Bunea, S Houde, G D Ciocan et al. -This content was downloaded from IP address on 25/07 Abstract: In this paper the liquid jet gas pump as an important gas-liquid contactor is investigated on bubble sizes. Its internal mixed effect is influenced by gas holdup, bubble size
more » ... bution and interfacial area. To improve the mixed effect, experiment investigations have been carried out in a modified down-flow liquid jet gas pump with special emphasis on gas distribution. The mixing tube and diffuser are made of transparent Perspex for visual observation. Bubble diameters in the diffuser have been measured by photographic and capillary method at different operating conditions. Under the same Reynolds number of orifice, about 80% of the bubble diameters range from 0.6 mm to 1.3 mm, which has no obvious effect on the gas-liquid flow rate ratio. The average bubble diameter increases by the decrease of Orifice Reynolds number at the same gas-liquid flow rate ratio (lower gas-liquid rate ratio), the maximal bubble size can reach 3 mm. With the decrease of gas-liquid flow rate ratio, gas gathers together in the wall and the stream appears non uniform, the sampling test shows that the bubble diameters have a small diminution. It is found experimentally that the bubble diameters are strongly dependent on Orifice Reynolds number and the bubble distribution is affected by gas-liquid flow rate ratio Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd
doi:10.1088/1755-1315/15/5/052017 fatcat:a7fl5maldzbzxg6lmq4dap3f74