Enhancement of Gas Physical Absorption in Gas-Liquid-Liquid System
The enhancement of physical absorption of CO2 in the presence of second liquid phase (dispersed organic phase) was investigated due to many important industrial applications. Gas-liquid interfacial area, volumetric mass transfer coefficient and amplification factor were calculated and discussed using penetration model. The experimental results indicated that addition of the dispersed organic phase to water leads to the increase of volumetric mass transfer coefficient by 46%, 34%, 20% for heptanol, toluene and heptane respectively. The performed in this paper shows that addition of the dispersed organic phase to water increases gas-liquid interfacial area and reduces bubble diameter. These two effects play an essential role in the rate of carbon dioxide absorption increase. The effect of enhancement could be quantified by an amplification factor.
Daoguo Yang, Tianlong Gu, Huaiying Zhou, Jianmin Zeng and Zhengyi Jiang
W. X. Li et al., "Enhancement of Gas Physical Absorption in Gas-Liquid-Liquid System", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 201-203, pp. 2870-2874, 2011