Chapter 12: Agitated vessels

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12.1 Introduction to Agitated Jacketed Vessels 3
12.1.1 Agitated vessel related important references 3
12.1.2 Purpose of agitated vessels 3
12.2 Process Design 4
12.3 Types of Vessels 4
12.3.1 Designs 5
12.4 Mixing types and purposes 9
12.4.1 Homogenizing 9
12.4.2 Solid / Liquid Mixing 10
12.4.3 Liquid-Liquid dispersion 10
12.4.4 Gas-liquid Dispersion 10
12.4.5 Heat Transfer 11
12.5 Vortex Formation and Baffles 11
12.5.1 Vortex 11
12.5.2 Preventing vortex 11
12.6 Types of Agitators 12
12.7 Types of jackets, Coils 24
12.7.1 Matching Jacket Types to the Heat Transfer Media 25
12.7.2 Conventional Jackets 25
12.7.3 Half-Pipe Coil Jackets 27
12.7.4 Dimple Jackets (also known as plate coils) 27
12.7.5 Draft Tubes 28
12.8 Material of Constructions 29
12.9 Agitator Drive system 31
12.9.1 Shaft seals 33
12.10 Process Design of Agitated Vessels 35
12.10.1 Calculation Method for Agitated Reactor with Limpet Coil Jacket 36
12.10.2 Calculation for Jacketed Agitated Reactor 47
12.11 Power Requirement 55
12.11.1 Agitator Power Calculation 55
12.11.2 Power Number Curves for Various Type of Impeller 59
12.12 Calculated Example of Process Design of Agitated Vessel 64
12.13 Special Coverage on All Glass equipment 73
12.14 References 85

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