Engenharia Sanitaria e Ambiental
versión On-line ISSN 1809-4457
SALLA, Marcio Ricardo y SCHULZ, Harry Edmar. Mass transfer gas-liquid in column of aeration. Eng. Sanit. Ambient. [online]. 2008, vol.13, n.2, pp. 189-197. ISSN 1809-4457. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-41522008000200009.
The present work is a study of the mass transfer gas-liquid from air bubbles into water, generated by a diffuser of air, in a column of aeration, changing the air flow from 400 L/h to 2000 L/h, the level of water from 0.50 m to 1.80 m, whose taxes of superficial application of air had varied of 3.1 L/m2.s to 15.4 L/m2.s. Several hydrodynamics characteristics were measured, such as the velocity range of the air bubbles and their diameter, fundamental to check the mass transfer coefficient that are in literature, by using a laser equipment for non-intrusive velocimetry. After of the study of the mass transfer, it was concluded that the air flow between 400 L/h and 800 L/h and the level of water of 1.80 m was the most efficient of mass transfer, guaranteeing for these measure, into of the column in study, most quantity of dissolved oxygen.
Palabras clave : Aeration; diffuser; non-intrusive velocimetry; laser equipment; mass transfer gas-liquid.