Issue 19 (2015)

Gas holdup in airlift reactors: literature study and measurements

Authors: Anna Szczotka, Agnieszka Gąszczak, Hanna Kolarczyk, Rafał Sarzyński

Keywords: airlift reactor, hydrodynamics, gas holdup

Abstract: Basic types of airlift reactors are presented and hydrodynamic regimes of their operation are described. Influence of some parameters (gas and liquid velocity, reactor geometry and liquid properties) on gas holdup in airlift reactor is discussed. Results of gas holdup measurements in internal loop reactor are pre-sented.