Single and Two-Phase Flows on Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

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Single and two-phase flows are ubiquitous in most natural process and engineering systems. Examples of systems or process include, packed bed reactors, either single phase or multiphase, absorber and ...
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Mixing Through Half a Century of Chemical Engineering

Pp. 79-112 (34)

Ricardo J. Santos, Madalena M. Dias and José Carlos B. Lopes


The first mixing studies on chemical reactor engineering date from approximately fifty years ago. There are several reviews on mixing that are generally focused on a specific topic, such as chaotic mixing. This chapter presents an overall picture of the evolution on mixing science and its impact on chemical reactor engineering. The works reviewed in this chapter are single-phase flows although some of the concepts presented in this chapter are also applied to multiphase reactors.


Mixing, micromixing, macromixing, residence time distribution, micromixing test reaction, chaotic mixing, turbulent mixing, micromixing models, lamellar model, CFD.


Laboratory of Separation and Reaction Engineering, Departamento de Engenharia Química, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal