Effects of contaminants on the mass-transfer characteristics of a two-impinging-streams gas-liquid reactor

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The mass-transfer characteristics of a new type of two-impinging-streams reactor (TISR) was studied by means of sodium sulfite solution as the liquid phase and air as the gas phase, in the presence and absence of various types of surface-active agents (SAAs). The influences of anionic, cationic, and nonionic SAAs on the specific interfacial area and overall volumetric mass-transfer coefficient obtained in the TISR were investigated. It was found that the presence of a little amount of the above-mentioned contaminants increases the specific interfacial area and decreases the overall volumetric mass-transfer coefficient. On the basis of the experimental results obtained for various types of SAAs, correlations were derived for the interfacial area as well as the Sherwood number for the liquid phase in terms of Froude, Reynolds, Schmidt, and Morton numbers.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1797-1806
Number of pages10
JournalChemical Engineering and Technology
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2011


  • Contamination, Gas-liquid reaction, Impinging streams, Interfacial area, Mass-transfer coefficient, Surface-active agents