Design methodology for a barrier-based two phase flow distributor

M.I.M. Al-Rawashdeh, T.A. Nijhuis, E. Rebrov, V. Hessel, J.C. Schouten

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The barrier-based distributor is a multiphase flow distributor for a multichannel microreactor which assures flow uniformity and prevents channeling between the two phases. For N number of reaction channels, the barrier-based distributor consists of a gas manifold, a liquid manifold, N barrier channels for the gas, N barrier channels for the liquid, and N mixers for mixing the phases before the reaction channels. The flow distribution is studied numerically using a method based on the hydraulic resistive networks (RN). The single phase hydraulic RN model (Commenge et al., 2002;48:345–358) is extended for two phases gas-liquid Taylor flow. For ReGL
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3482-3493
JournalAIChE Journal
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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