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Mathematical Modelling Of Mass Transfer In Multi-Stage Rotating Disc Contactor Column

Arshad, Khairil Anuar and Talib, Jamalludin and Maan, Normah (2003) Mathematical Modelling Of Mass Transfer In Multi-Stage Rotating Disc Contactor Column. Project Report. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In this study, the development of an improved forward model for the mass transfer process in the Rotating Disc Contactor (RDC) column was carried out. The existing mass transfer model with constant boundary condition does not accurately represent the mass transfer process. Thus, a time-varying boundary condition was formulated and consequently the new fractional approach to equilibrium was derived. This derivation initiated the formulation of the modi¯ed quadratic driving force, called Time-dependent Quadratic Driving Force (TQDF). Based on this formulation, a Mass Transfer of A Single Drop (MTASD) Algorithm was designed, followed by a more realistic Mass Transfer of Multiple Drops (MTMD) Algorithm which was later re¯ned to become another algorithm named the Mass Transfer Steady State (MTSS) Algorithm. The improved forward models, consisting of a system of multivariate equations, successfully calculate the amount of mass transfer from the continuous phase to the dispersed phase and was validated by the simulation results.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Mass Transfer; RDC Column; Quadratic Driving Force; Forward Model
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics
Divisions:Science
ID Code:2683
Deposited By: Nor Azlin Nordin
Deposited On:21 May 2007 07:45
Last Modified:01 Jun 2010 03:04

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