Measurements using LDV of continuous phase velocities of solid-liquid flow at elevated concentrations in a stirred vessel
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2007

Laser Doppler velocimetry was used to evaluate liquid axial velocities and turbulence levels in a stirred vessel equipped with a standard 45° pitch blade turbine. The measurements were conducted utilizing the method of matching refractive indices. Three different solid particle sizes were studied; 1.0 mm, 1.5 mm and 2.0 mm, and the maximum mean volume fractions for which measurements could be performed were 6%, 9% and 9%, respectively. The axial velocities were found to decrease with increasing solid content while the liquid r.m.s. velocities were higher in the suppensions than in a single phase flow, an effect that increases with increasing particle size.

Stirred vessel

Laser doppler velocimetry


Multiphase flow

Solids suspensions



Torbjörn Virdung

Chalmers, Kemi- och bioteknik

Anders Rasmuson

Chalmers, Kemi- och bioteknik

Chemical Engineering Research and Design

0263-8762 (ISSN) 1744-3563 (eISSN)

Vol. 85 A2 193-200