Print ISSN: 1681-6900

Online ISSN: 2412-0758

Keywords : phase and slurry bubble column

CFD Modeling and Gas Holdup Measurement in Three-Phase Slurry Bubble Column

Ali H. Jawad; Raheek I. Ibrahim; Amer A. AbdulRahman

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2009, Volume 27, Issue 16, Pages 3012-3022

Gas-Liquid-Solid system as slurry in a reactor have a wide range of applications in industry, a slurry reactor is a vessel containing the catalyst suspended in a liquid phase. In this study, we develop a CFD model to predict the gas holdup at different gas superficial velocities.
The experiments were done in a gas-liquid-solid slurry bubble column to find the gas holdup (eG). The experimental data showed a good agreement with CFD results. An empirical correlation has been developed to predict the gas holdup for three-phase slurry with a correlation co-efficient of 0.994; this correlation shows that the gas holdup predicted was in good agreement with experimental values.