Document Type: Research Article
Department of Mathematics, Anna University, Guindy, Chennai – 600 025, Tamilnadu, INDIA
A.C. College of Technology, Anna University, Chennai, Tamilnadu, INDIA
A numerical model for simulating Residence Time Distribution (RTD) of turbulent flows in helical static mixers is proposed and developed to improve the understanding of static mixers. The results of this model is presented in terms of different volumetric flow rate to illustrate the complicated flow patterns that drive the mixing process in helical static mixers. The computed results are also used to predict the amount of mixing that occurs within a mixing device. Such theoretical estimates need, however, always to be thoroughly checked against observations in static mixer. To check the reliability of the theoretically estimated RTD from the simulation by the application of the model equation, a comparison of the same with those obtained from observed data experiments in static mixer using statistical characteristics is done. Comparison between RTD curves shows that motionless mixture can improve the performance of reactor.