The dispersion of chemically active solutes in parallel flow

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The irreversible loss of chemically active solutes by reactions at the boundary and the reversible adsorption on the flow boundary have been observed experimentally. Removal of solutes at the boundary alone reduces the rate of longitudinal shear dispersion; in contrast, the retention of solutes in the region close to the flow boundary alone increases the rate of longitudinal shear dispersion. Expressions are derived for the longitudinal shear dispersion coefficient and skewness. The results are applied to the practical example of a chemical flow reactor to quantify the effect of flow boundary retention when there exists reaction at the pipe wall. (from Author)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)263-277
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Fluid Mechanics
Publication statusPublished - 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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