Taylor bubble study of the influence of fluid dynamics on yield and selectivity in fast gas-liquid reactions
A consecutive competitive gas-liquid reaction is investigated using a Taylor bubble setup regarding the influence of fluid mixing in the bubble wake on yield and selectivity. The concentration fields behind a Taylor bubble are visualized and measured quantitatively with a novel time-resolved absorption imaging technique based on Beer Lamberts law and an integral selectivity is derived. In addition, the calculation of the local selectivity, often used in numerical approaches, is discussed and the existing experimental limits for its derivation are pointed out. Finally, an increase in selectivity of a competitive consecutive reaction for enhanced mixing is experimentally confirmed.
Mass transfer phenomena
Reactive bubbly flows
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The authors gratefully acknowledge the financial support provided by the German Research Foundation (DFG) within the Priority Program "Reactive Bubbly Flows", SPP 1740 (SCHL 617/12-2) and the working group of Prof. Klüfers (KL 624/18-2) for providing the chemical system used in this study.