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Table 5 Comparison of experimental values for ϕ and values from literature correlations

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

Reactor configuration Results from experiments with aeration Correlations for single-phase, unaerated operation
McManamey (1979) Okamoto (1981) Liepe (1988) Liepe (1988)
Eq. (3) Eq. (4) Eq. (5) Eq. (6)
  ϕ [−] ϕ [−] ϕ [−] ϕ [−] ϕ [−]
A-1 5.7 60 12 26 35
A-2 2.8 13 2.8 4.0 12
A-3 2.0 10 2.4 3.5 8.1
A-4 1.9 8.2 2.0 3.1 5.8
B-1 9.9 67 13 33 40
B-2 8.1 56 12 27 30
B-3 6.9 33 7.2 17 21
C-1 17 41 10 21 20
  1. Values for ϕ calculated for all 8 reactor configurations from the experimental data for maximum stable drop size from aerated experiments in comparison with results from literature correlations (Table 1) for single-phase, unaerated operation.