Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1982, 47, 421-429

Hydraulic characteristics of turbine impeller

Ivan Fořt and Jana Malá

Department of Chemical Engineering, Prague Institute of Chemical Technology, 166 28 Prague 6


The study concentrates on the determination of hydraulic characteristics (volumetric flow rate, power output, hydraulic efficiency and total head) of a standard, six-blade turbine impeller in a flat-bottomed cylindrical vessel provided with radial baffles at a turbulent regime of agitated liquid. The investigated characteristics are determined by means of a macroscopic balance of mechanical energy of the impeller region expressed in a dimensionless form. The results show that all the hydraulic characteristics investigated, with the exception of the dimensionless impeller total head, are independent of the impeller-to-vessel diameter ratio. The hydraulic efficiency of a standard turbine impeller is about 40%.