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Solids Suspension with Angle-Mounted Agitators in Unbaffled Vessels
Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering
  • Kevin J. Myers, University of Dayton
  • Jonathan P. Herr, University of Dayton
  • Eric E. Janz, Chemineer
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
8-1-2011
Abstract
Solids suspension using an angle-mounted axial-flow impeller in an unbaffled tank relies on proper placement of the impeller in the vessel such that swirling flow does not occur. Even with proper placement, the just-suspended speed of an angle-mounted agitator is often 75% higher than with vertical mounting on the centreline in a baffled tank, leading to torque and power requirements that average more than twice and five times higher, respectively. Angle-mounted turbulent power numbers of axial-flow impellers are generally similar to, but lower than the corresponding power numbers with vertical mounting on the centreline of a baffled tank.
Inclusive pages
940–947
ISBN/ISSN
0008-4034
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
Peer Reviewed
Yes
Citation Information
Kevin J. Myers, Jonathan P. Herr and Eric E. Janz. "Solids Suspension with Angle-Mounted Agitators in Unbaffled Vessels" Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering Vol. 89 Iss. 4 (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kevin-myers/5/