loading page

Mixing Characteristics for the single and air-water two-phase flows in multichannel-based miniaturized fixed-bed devices
  • Somen Mondal,
  • Subrata Majumder
Somen Mondal
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

Corresponding Author:[email protected]

Author Profile
Subrata Majumder
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Author Profile


Investigation on the miniaturized multichannel-based fixed-bed devices to enhance the heat and mass transfer performance is the key focus in the present study. Residence time distribution (RTD) is one of the most critical parameters to characterize the device’s flow distribution. In the current context, the RTDs of a liquid tracer for the air-water two-phase concurrent flows across the multichannel-based miniaturized fixed-bed devices (consist of 11 number of same dimensional parallel channels) with the variable heights were measured by the conductivity measurements and represented by axial dispersion model (ADM). The stream-flow rates of the two phases varied within the range of 8.33 × 10-8 – 3.83 × 10-7 m3 s-1. The axial dispersion coefficients and the specific energy dissipation values were analyzed. The impacts of pressure loss and the geometry on the hydrodynamic characteristics and mixing properties were well expressed. Based on the experimental data, new correlations were proposed.
20 Jun 2021Submitted to AIChE Journal
29 Jun 2021Submission Checks Completed
29 Jun 2021Assigned to Editor
15 Jul 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
18 Oct 2021Editorial Decision: Revise Major
01 Dec 20211st Revision Received
04 Dec 2021Submission Checks Completed
04 Dec 2021Assigned to Editor
14 Dec 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
04 Jan 2022Editorial Decision: Accept