%0 Journal Article
%A Huina Wang
%A Xiaoxia Duan
%A Xin Feng
%A Zai-Sha Mao
%A Chao Yang
%T Effect of impeller type and scale-up on spatial distribution of shear rate in a stirred tank
%D 2022
%R 10.1016/j.cjche.2021.03.004
%J Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering
%P 351-363
%V 42
%N 2
%X The main spatial distribution features of shear rate in a stirred tank operated with five different radial and axial flow impellers were presented with particle image velocimetry (PIV) experiments. Not only the average shear rate in the whole tank but also the local value in the vicinity of impeller increases linearly with impeller speed. Furthermore, the shear coefficient (*K*_{s,imp}) at the impeller outlet is linearly related to the impeller flow number (*N*_{q}) and decreases with the increase of *N*_{q} in general at the constant power consumption per unit volume (*P*_{v}). During scale-up based on the constant *P*_{v} and geometric similarity, CFD results show that the volume-averaged shear rate (*γ*_{avg}) for RDT decreases faster than that of other impellers with the impeller tip velocity (*U*_{tip}). The novel multi-blade combined (MBC) impeller with the increased height-to-diameter ratio of the stirred tank is able to more effectively improve the distribution uniformity of shear rate at the same *P*_{v} after scale-up. These studies provide a data basis for selecting the impeller types and improving the shear rate environment in the large-scale stirred tank.
%U https://cjche.cip.com.cn/EN/10.1016/j.cjche.2021.03.004