CFD modeling of flow and ion exchange kinetics in a rotating bed reactor system
A rotating bed reactor containing ion exchange beads was modeled in flower-baffled reaction vessels. It was shown that the baffles are vital for reducing surface vortexes and circular flow within the vessel. The authors concluded that the flow rates through the packed bed and reaction rates tend to increase with deeper baffles.
Hilde Larsson, Patrick Alexander Schjøtt Andersen, Emil Byström, Krist V. Gernaey, Ulrich Krühne
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 56 (2017) 3853-3865