Modified airlift reactors: The helical Flow promoters

M. D. Gluz, J. C. Merchuk

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The helical Flow promoter, a device that generates a circular motion in the gas liquid mixture circulating in a loop reactor, is presented. This device introduces an important change in the fluid dynamics of the reactor, which can be used to improve its performance, especially for heat and light transfer in photo-bioreactors. Data on the axial and circular velocity in a 60 liter reactor are presented, and compared with those of the ALR without HFP. Data on the improvement in fluidization capacity are presented .

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2915-2920
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Engineering Science
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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