Evaluation Method of Mixing Characteristics in Chemical Reactors
Yasushi SASAKI, Manabu IGUCHI, Shinichiro YOKOYA
The tracer response method was widely used to study the mixing properties of steelmaking reactors. In this study, by applying the indexes of fluid mixing based on information entropy, the local mixing properties in vessels were simulated under two different conditions. Especially the two important roles of mixing, distributor and blender, were discussed based on the simulated results. It was also shown that the results obtained by the tracer response method could be correlated to the index based on information entropy. The indexes of fluid mixing based on information entropy were confirmed to be quite useful to analyze the mixing properties of chemical reactors for the improvement of the mixing efficiency.