Three-dimensional gas-liquid simulation of an airlift bubble column reactor

G.M. Cartland Glover, M. Blažej, S.C. Generalis, J. Markoš

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Basic hydrodynamic parameters of an airlift reactor with internal loop were estimated experimentally and simulated using commercially available CFD software from Fluent. Circulation velocity in a 32-dm(3)-airlift reactor was measured using the magnetic tracer method, meanwhile the gas hold-up was obtained by analysis of the pressure drop using the method of inverted U-tube manometers. Comparison of simulated (in two and three dimensions) and experimental data was performed at different superficial gas velocities in the riser.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)387-392
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Papers
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2003



  • hydrodynamic parameters
  • airlift reactor
  • internal loop
  • circulation velocity
  • gas hold-up
  • pressure drop
  • inverted U-tube manometers

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Cartland Glover, G. M., Blažej, M., Generalis, S. C., & Markoš, J. (2003). Three-dimensional gas-liquid simulation of an airlift bubble column reactor. Chemical Papers, 57(6), 387-392.