Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1988, 53, 939-956

The process of coalescence of dense liquid dispersions

Tomáš Míšeka and Vladimír Rodb

a Research Institute of Chemical Equipment, 108 09 Prague 10
b Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, 165 02 Prague 6-Suchdol


Physical and mathematical models have been derived and experimentally confirmed for the formation of the hold-up profile in a dense liquid-liquid dispersion and for the rate of coalescence at the interface. Both processes may be characterized by three parameters which can be verified or determined experimentally and further used for design of an industrial unit.