Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1992, 57, 1419-1423

Phase Inversion in Two-Phase Liquid Systems

Jindřich Weiss

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


New data on critical holdups of dispersed phase were measured at which the phase inversion took place. The systems studied differed in the ratio of phase viscosities and interfacial tension. A weak dependence was found of critical holdups on the impeller revolutions and on the material contactor; on the contrary, a considerable effect of viscosity was found out as far as the viscosity of continuous phase exceeded that of dispersed phase.