Influence of geometry and slurry properties on fine particles suspension at high loadings in a stirred vessel

Ibrahim, S. and Wong, S.D. and Baker, I.F. and Zamzam, Z. and Sato, M. and Kato, Y. (2015) Influence of geometry and slurry properties on fine particles suspension at high loadings in a stirred vessel. Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 94. pp. 324-336. ISSN 0263-8762, DOI

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Particle size, solids loading and impeller clearance from the base were all found to have significant effects on the just-suspension of fine particles in a stirred tank. At the higher end of particles size studied, where there is greater difference in settling velocities between particle sizes, the smaller the particles the less specific energy, ɛjs is required for just-suspension. But at the low end of particle size range, changes in the settling velocity are small while continued reduction in particle size corresponds to substantial increase in total particle surface area, leading to increased ɛjs possibly due to particles interactions. Just-suspension of PMMA particles of diameter 195.5 μm required higher ɛjs than for 75.3 μm particles, whereas ɛjs for 75.3 μm particles was lower than that for 18.0 μm diameter particles. Experiments were conducted in water in a 15.5 cm cylindrical tank at an aspect ratio of 1:1 over a range of loadings from 5 to 40% by weight. The HR100 and HS604 SUPERMIX® impellers manufactured by SATAKE, generally showed better efficiencies compared to the conventional 4 pitched-blade turbine and 3-blade propeller, in addition to being less affected by changes in operational parameters. The HS604 performance proved that a radial impeller can be comparable to or better than a downward axial impeller in solid–liquid suspension if used at very low clearance. S factor values under different experimental conditions are presented.

Item Type: Article
Funders: SATAKE Chemical Equipment MFG. LTD , University of Malaya [RG168-12SUS]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fine particles; SUPERMIX® impellers; High solids loading; Particle size; Impeller clearance; Just-suspension
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering > Department of Civil Engineering
Depositing User: Ms Bong Yii Bonn
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2017 06:25
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2017 06:25

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