Chemie Ingenieur Technik, Vol.92, No.5, 532-539, 2020
Coaxial Flow Contactors as Alternative to Double T-Contactors for Triphasic Slug Flow Generation
Triphasic gas-liquid-liquid slug flow systems have great application potential in flow chemistry and are normally generated with a double T-junction where the continuous phase and one disperse phase form a two-phase flow and the second disperse phase is added at the second junction. This design is limited to high disperse phase ratios when a regular and uniform flow is desired. The use of coaxial contactors allows overcoming most of these restrictions. The slug generation, stability, and regularity of the generated triphasic flow were experimentally characterized.