In this work a novel experimental technique for measuring local gas hold-up, interfacial area and bubble size distribution, in gas–liquid systems is proposed. The technique is based on advanced Image Processing coupled with experimental set-ups typically available for Particle Image Velocimetry. A fluorescent dye dissolved in the liquid phase allows to identify in-plane bubbles among all visible bubbles in the images. To this end, a suitable algorithm is proposed. The raw data so obtained are processed by previously developed statistical methods that result in a reliable reconstruction of actual dispersion properties.The technique is applied to the case of a gas-dispersed mechanically agitated vessel, and the data obtained are presented and discussed.
|Numero di pagine||16|
|Rivista||Chemical Engineering Science|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2013|
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