Breakup and coalescence in turbulent two-phase flows
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Computer programs were written to reproduce the results of three agitated vessel studies. These programs used existing population balance models to approximate the changes in a dispersion over time measured in previous experiments. A new model for breakup in agitated vessels was then developed and verified with existing experimental data. A new model for coalescence in agitated vessels was also developed and verified with existing experimental data. Both of these models are based on theory and are more readily extendible than previous breakup and coalescence models. The work for agitated vessels was then extended to turbulent two-phase pipe flow. Since there was only a limited amount of experimental data available for breakup and coalescence in pipes, the model for turbulent pipe flow could not be verified.
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