Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1979, 44, 700-710

The flow of liquid in a stream from the standard turbine impeller

Ivan Fořta, Hans-Otto Möckelb, Jan Drbohlavc and Miroslav Hracha

a Department of Chemical Engineering, Prague Institute of Chemical Technology, 166 28 Prague 6, Czechoslovakia
b Komplette Chemieanlagen, 801 Dresden, G.D.R.
c Dairy Research Institute, 110 00 Prague 1


Profiles of the mean velocity have been analyzed in the stream streaking from the region of rotating standard six-blade disc turbine impeller. The profiles were obtained experimentally using a hot film thermoanemometer probe. The results of the analysis is the determination of the effect of relative size of the impeller and vessel and the kinematic viscosity of the charge on three parameters of the axial profile of the mean velocity in the examined stream. No significant change of the parameter of width of the examined stream and the momentum flux in the stream has been found in the range of parameters d/D ##m <0.25; 0.50> and the Reynolds number for mixing ReM ##m <2.90 . 101; 1 . 105>. However, a significant influence has been found of ReM (at negligible effect of d/D) on the size of the hypothetical source of motion - the radius of the tangential cylindrical jet - a. The proposed phenomenological model of the turbulent stream in region of turbine impeller has been found adequate for values of ReM exceeding 1.0 . 103.