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International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering

Ed. by de Lasa, Hugo / Xu, Charles Chunbao


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Modeling of Non-Newtonian Flow in an Inverted Cone Foam Breaker

Gabriel St-Pierre-LemieuxORCID iD: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8985-4920 / Ehsan Askari Mahvelati
  • Department of Chemical Engineering, Université de Sherbrooke, 2500, boul. de l’Université, Sherbrooke, Quebec J1K2R1, Canada
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Published Online: 2019-12-05 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijcre-2019-0135

Abstract

Foam formation is a widespread phenomenon and often a serious problem in fermentation processes. Inverted cones used as mechanical foam breakers are rotating devices that pump the fluid up and pulverize it at the edge. The shearing and centrifugal actions of such geometries can help to control foaming. In this study, a model was developed using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), based on the non-Newtonian properties of foam, to describe and explain the action of inverted cones as foam breakers.

Keywords: foam; non-Newtonian; inverted cone; Computational Fluid Dynamics

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Received: 2019-07-22

Accepted: 2019-11-10

Revised: 2019-10-24

Published Online: 2019-12-05


Citation Information: International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering, Volume 18, Issue 2, 20190135, ISSN (Online) 1542-6580, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijcre-2019-0135.

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