Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1990, 55, 981-986

The specific interfacial area in an airlift tower reactor

František Potůček

Department of Chemical Engineering, Institute of Chemical Technology, 532 10 Pardubice


This study deals with the oxygen transfer in the gas-liquid dispersion systems. The sulfite oxidation method was used to determine the specific interfacial area in the airlift tower reactor with and without motionless mixers. The experimental results obtained were described by the correlation equations and compared with those already published in the literature.