The Effect of Particle Size on Solids Suspension in a Stirred Tank Reactor
Project Description

Minimum speed for solids suspension (Njs) is a critical parameter in most solid-liquid mixing processes. Most continuous processes (eg CSTR) will have to operate above this speed to avoid bottom fillet formation and the solid-liquid mass transfer per unit energy input is at the maximum at Njs.
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Supervisor
MAK Andrew Tsz Chung
Quota
3
Course type
UROP1000
UROP1100
UROP2100
UROP3100
UROP4100
Applicant's Roles

The candidate(s) is expected to conduct a literature survey on just suspension speed and its relationship with the particles to be suspended. He or she will use the data to be collected to verify the model/ mechanism proposed in various literature.

Applicant's Learning Objectives

Literature Search
Data Analysis
Physical/ Mathematical Model Building
How to apply what the candidate(s) has learnt to solve real life problem

Complexity of the project
Moderate