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Droplet dispersion angle measurements on a Pease-Antony Venturi scrubber

DOI: 10.1590/S0104-66322012000100011

Keywords: jet spreading angle, venturi scrubber, photographic images, droplet dispersion, jet penetration.

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Abstract:

a pease-anthony venturi scrubber is a gas cleaning device that uses liquid, injected in the equipment as jets, to remove contaminants from the gas. the liquid jet is atomized into droplets, which are dispersed throughout the equipment due to the turbulence. the performance of the scrubber is affected by the spatial distribution of the droplets. although cfd models have been used to predict the droplet dispersion, these models are expensive. alternatively, the concept of "jet spreading angle" could be used as a simple and quick way to estimate droplet dispersion. the purpose of this paper is to measure the spreading angle of jets transversally injected into the throat of a venturi scrubber and correlate it with both gas and jet velocities. the throat gas velocities varied between 59 and 74 m/s and the jet velocity between 3.18 and 19.1 m/s. the angles were measured through image analysis, obtained with high velocity photography. the spreading angle was found to be strongly dependent on jet velocity.

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