Journal article

Prediction of Dispersed Phase Holdup in Pulsed Disc and Doughnut Solvent Extraction Columns under Different Mass Transfer Conditions

Y WANG, KH Smith, K Mumford, TF Grabin, Z Li, G Stevens

Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering | Elsevier | Published : 2016

Abstract

Using published experimental results from pulsed disc and doughnut solvent extraction columns, a unified correlation for the prediction of dispersed phase holdup that considers the effects of mass transfer is presented. Pulsed disc and doughnut solvent extraction columns (PDDC) have been used for a range of important applications such as uranium extraction and nuclear fuel recycling. Although the dispersed phase holdup in a PDDC has been presented by some researchers, there is still the need to develop a robust correlation that can predict the experimental dispersed phase holdup from different data sources while considering the effects of mass transfer direction. In this study, dispersed ph..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors would like to acknowledge the funding provided by Australian Research Council (ARC) for this project and Uranium One Australia for access to plant resources which provided the basis for this study. Also, thank you to the Particulate Fluids Processing Centre (PFPC), a Special Research Centre of the Australian Research Council for the resource provided for this project.