Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1991, 56, 1238-1248

Modelling of gaseous phase in bubble columns

Jana Vašáková and Jan Čermák

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


An axial dispersion model of a bubble column was verified by an experimental method based on pseudo-random binary signals of maximum length. The diameter of the column was 0.292 m and the height of the dispersion layer was 1.33 m. Water formed a stagnant liquid layer and a mixture of air with up to 5 vol.% of CO2 formed a streaming gas phase. The model was evaluated from the response of the bubble column to pseudo-random binary signals and from impulse characteristics calculated from this response by the correlation method. The use of the axial dispersion model with mass transfer was evaluated in dependence on the driving force.