Simulation of the Solubility of SO2 on Water Using CFD Modeling Airlift Reactor
American Journal of Chemical Engineering
Volume 3, Issue 1, January 2015, Pages: 19-24
Received: Feb. 11, 2015; Accepted: Mar. 16, 2015; Published: Apr. 14, 2015
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Rana R. AL-Hussari, Petroleum Research Center, Baghdad, Iraq
Ahad D. AL-Fatlawy, Petroleum Research Center, Baghdad, Iraq
Mohammed H. Al-Aqad, Humanities Research Cluster, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Abstract
Nowadays, petroleum and power plants emissions are increasingly recognized as a serious, worldwide public concern. In recent years, there has been an increasing interest to find solutions to decrease SO2 and the sulfur dioxide emissions from petroleum and electricity facilities. So far, several attempts have been made to figure out methods, procedures or techniques to lessen the emissions of SO2 which requires high cost to develop these techniques. However, the current research provides a solution to this issue through simulation, which allows new ways to test and diagnose these methods, procedures with low cost and danger. Nevertheless, solubility of SO2 in water may consider as conventional approach while sulfur dioxide of SO2 is a soluble gas in water, which can be oxidized through cloud and fog by producing sulfuric acid. Finally, this paper offers a new way to test SO2 solubility through using CFD modeling Airlift reactors.
Keywords
Airlift, CFD, Velocity, SO2, Bubble, Column, Holdup, Gas, Liquid
To cite this article
Rana R. AL-Hussari, Ahad D. AL-Fatlawy, Mohammed H. Al-Aqad, Simulation of the Solubility of SO2 on Water Using CFD Modeling Airlift Reactor, American Journal of Chemical Engineering. Vol. 3, No. 1, 2015, pp. 19-24. doi: 10.11648/j.ajche.20150301.12
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