Title

Effect of Solids Loading on Agitator Just-Suspended Speed

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-2013

Publication Source

Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering

Abstract

Data taken with six solids at numerous Zwietering loadings ranging from near zero to 67 have been used to determine the just-suspended speed Zwietering loading exponent (Njs ∝ Xn where n is the Zwietering solids loading exponent). When only the loadings range similar to that studied by Zwietering [Zwietering, Chem. Eng. Sci. 1958, 8, 244] is considered (0 < X < 18), the solids loading exponent averaged over all solids is equal to 0.12, essentially the same as the 0.13 reported by Zwietering. However, when the entire loading range is considered (0 < X ≤ 67), a higher average exponent of 0.17 is found and a single power-law correlation does not accurately describe the experimental data. A piecewise fit of the data indicates that the solids loading exponent increases from an average value of 0.097 at low solids loadings (0 < X ≤ 5) to 0.22 at intermediate loadings (5 ≤ X ≤ 25) and 0.34 for the highest loadings (25 ≤ X ≤ 67).

Inclusive pages

1508–1512

ISBN/ISSN

0008-4034

Publisher

John Wiley & Sons

Volume

91

Issue

9

Peer Reviewed

yes