Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1982, 47, 2393-2402

Drop size distributions by power functions of breakage and coalescence

Helena Sovová

Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, 165 02 Prague 6-Suchdol


The frequencies of drop breakage and coalescence in a batch mixer are described by power functions of drop sizes. The shape of a steady state drop size distribution corresponding to the power functions is correlated with their exponents. The use of this correlation for direct determination of linear combination of power functions exponents from an experimental drop size distribution is demonstrated.