Numerical Simulation of Gasoline Blending in a Cylindrical Tank Agitated by Side-Entering Agitators
Side-entering agitators are the main mixing system in the process of petroleum blending. Based on the three-dimensional gasoline components mixing model, the incompressible Reynolds equation is selected as the momentum equation and the algorithm of SIMPLE is employed to simulate the flow field of three side-entering agitators. In the unsteady multiphase flow, moving mesh and the standard k-ε turbulent model has been employed to get the mixing time. The results show that the model of side-entering agitators exists low-velocity zones, which are like structures of vortex in the central regions of blending tank, and the mixing time is 33.7s.
Hao Zhang, Yang Fu and Zhong Tang
S. Y. Chen et al., "Numerical Simulation of Gasoline Blending in a Cylindrical Tank Agitated by Side-Entering Agitators", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 354-355, pp. 589-593, 2012