Experimental Investigation of Reactive Bubbly Flows - Influence of Boundary Layer Dynamics on Mass Transfer and Chemical Reactions

Bubble column reactors are an example for multiphase reactors where gas is dispersed in a liquid phase. For the realization of chemical reactions this reactor has proven and is often used in chemical industry. Besides the advantages, like the simple construction, the flow structure and the high number of coupled influence factors, which determine the mass transfer between gas and liquid, are tough to grasp. The priority program 1740 “reactive bubbly flows” addresses this gap in the description of bubble columns. The here presented sub-project works on bubble-bubble-interactions in bubbly flows and will contribute models to the overall description of bubble columns.



Technische Universität Hamburg
Institut für Mehrphasenströmungen


Project leader
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Schlüter


Project manager
Felix Kexel, M.Sc.