Droplet behavior of non-equilibrium condensation in the supersonic separator

Chao Wang, Xiaotong Wang, Hongbing Ding, Peijuan Cao, Chuang Wen

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Abstract

Supersonic swirling separation plays an important role in the separation of the water vapor and heavy hydrocarbons in natural gas processing. A viscous flow solver with slip model was developed to predict the non-equilibrium condensation phenomenon in supersonic separator. Several sets of experiments were conducted to validate the accuracy of numerical models. The detailed introduction of the experimental device was discussed. Then, to investigate the behavior of gas-droplet two-phase flow with strong swirls, the tangential velocity and centrifugal acceleration were simulated. Moreover, the distributions of droplet number density and bulk density of dispersed droplet phase in the supersonic separator were discussed in detail.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2018 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC)
Number of pages6
PublisherIEEE
Publication date2018
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-2222-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event2018 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC) - Royal Sonesta Hotel, Houston, United States
Duration: 14 May 201817 May 2018

Conference

Conference2018 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC)
LocationRoyal Sonesta Hotel
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityHouston
Period14/05/201817/05/2018

Keywords

  • Natural gas processing
  • Supersonic separator
  • Non-equilibrium condensation
  • Slip model

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