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Dependence of Initial Cluster Aggregation Kinetics on Shear Rate for Particles of Different Sizes Under Turbulence
Institute of Process Engineering, Dept. of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7995-3151
2009 (English)In: AIChE Journal, ISSN 0001-1541, E-ISSN 1547-5905, Vol. 55, no 12, 3076-3087 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Initial aggregation kinetics for three particle sizes and broad range of Péclet numbers were investigated under turbulent conditions in stirred tank. This allowed us to observe the transition from diffusion-controlled to purely shear-induced aggregation. The evolution of the root-mean-square radius of gyration, zero-angle intensity of scattered light, and obscuration was obtained by small-angle static light scattering. For a given particle sizethe measured evolution of all integral quantities obtained for various volume averageshear rates (G), scales with a dimensionless time, τexp = αexp × (G) × φ × t. The experimentally obtained aggregation efficiency αexp, follows the power law αexp = Pe-n, where Pe is the primary particle Péclet number. With increasing particle size a decrease in n is observed in accordance with theory and literature data. As previously predicted by population balance equation simulations three aggregationregimes were observed experimentally.

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2009. Vol. 55, no 12, 3076-3087 p.
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Aggregation efficiency, Extinction, Hydrodynamic interactions, Obscuration, Ortho-kinetic, Peri-kinetic, Turbidity
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Chemical Process Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-87894DOI: 10.1002/aic.11923ISI: 000272314400006OAI: diva2:502018
QC 20120221Available from: 2012-02-14 Created: 2012-02-14 Last updated: 2012-02-21Bibliographically approved

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