Numerical Simulation of Gasoline Blending with Two Different Mixing Systems
Based on two different mixing systems: Rotary Jet Mixing (RJM) system and side-entering agitator, two kinds of three-dimensional gasoline components mixing models are established. The incompressible Reynolds equation is selected as the momentum equation and the algorithm of SIMPLE is used to simulate the jet facility. To get the mixing time, moving mesh and the standard k-ε turbulent model has been employed in the multiphase unsteady flow. The results show that the dead areas of RJM are less than side-entering agitator, and the mixing effects are much better. Furthermore, the mixing time of RJM is only 58.2s, which is 69.7% of Side-entering Agitator.
S. Y. Chen et al., "Numerical Simulation of Gasoline Blending with Two Different Mixing Systems", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 317-319, pp. 2107-2112, 2011