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Table 3 Comparison of maximum stable drop sizes d max and Sauter mean diameters d 32 for all three scales

From: Characterization of hydromechanical stress in aerated stirred tanks up to 40 m3 scale by measurement of maximum stable drop size

Reactor configuration Agitation rate Maximum stable drop size dmax Sauter mean diameter d32 d32/dmax
  1/s μm μm -
A-2 8.0 207 125 0.60
5.2 305 183 0.60
3.6 500 296 0.59
B-3 3.7 226 129 0.57
2.3 350 196 0.56
1.3 501 293 0.59
C-1 1.8 238 146 0.61
1.3 355 215 0.61
0.8 539 312 0.58
  1. Operating conditions were chosen to result in similar maximum stable drop sizes for the different scales.