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CFD Simulation of Aeration and Mixing Processes in a Full-Scale Oxidation Ditch

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Institute of Fluid Dynamics, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), 01328 Dresden, Germany
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Department of Chemical Engineering, The Polytechnic University of Milan, 20133 Milan, Italy
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Energies 2020, 13(7), 1633; https://doi.org/10.3390/en13071633
Received: 21 January 2020 / Revised: 24 March 2020 / Accepted: 25 March 2020 / Published: 2 April 2020
This study aims to build a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model that can be used to predict fluid flow pattern and to analyse the mixing process in a full-scale OD. CFD is a widely used numerical tool for analysing, modelling and simulating fluid flow patterns in wastewater treatment processes. In this study, a three-dimensional (3D) computational geometry was used, and the Eulerian-Eulerian multiphase flow model was built. Pure water was considered as the continuous phase, whereas air was modelled as the dispersed phase. The Shear Stress Transport (SST) turbulence model was specified which predicts turbulence eddies in free stream and wall-bounded region with high accuracy. The momentum source term approach and the transient rotor-stator approach were implemented for the modelling of the submersible agitators. The hydrodynamic analysis was successfully performed for four different scenarios. In order to prevent the incorrect positioning of the submerged agitators, thrust analysis was also done. The results show that the minimum required water velocity was reached to maintain the solid particles suspended in the liquid media and adequate mixing was determined. View Full-Text
Keywords: CFD; multiphase flow; hydrodynamics; oxidation ditch CFD; multiphase flow; hydrodynamics; oxidation ditch
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Höhne, T.; Mamedov, T. CFD Simulation of Aeration and Mixing Processes in a Full-Scale Oxidation Ditch. Energies 2020, 13, 1633. https://doi.org/10.3390/en13071633

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Höhne T, Mamedov T. CFD Simulation of Aeration and Mixing Processes in a Full-Scale Oxidation Ditch. Energies. 2020; 13(7):1633. https://doi.org/10.3390/en13071633

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Höhne, Thomas, and Tural Mamedov. 2020. "CFD Simulation of Aeration and Mixing Processes in a Full-Scale Oxidation Ditch" Energies 13, no. 7: 1633. https://doi.org/10.3390/en13071633

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