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ERIC Number: EJ1083675
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
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Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0009-2479
An Agitation Experiment with Multiple Aspects
Spencer, Jordan L.
Chemical Engineering Education, v40 n3 Sum 2006
This paper describes a multifaceted agitation and mixing experiment. The relatively inexpensive apparatus includes a variable-speed stirrer motor, two polycarbonate tanks, and an instrumented torque table. Students measure torque as a function of stirrer speed, and use conductive tracer data to estimate two parameters of a flow model. The effect of agitation intensity on heat transfer, on the motion of beads added to the fluid, and on the dissolution of salt crystals can also be studied.
Chemical Engineering Education, Chemical Engineering Division of ASEE. P.O. Box 142097, Gainesville, FL 32614. Tel: 352-392-0861; Fax: 352-392-0861; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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