Journal of Applied Electrochemistry

, Volume 31, Issue 6, pp 671–676 | Cite as

Steady-state mass transport at stationary discs under divergent laminar radial flow conditions

  • F. Cœuret
  • T.Z. Fahidy


This paper deals with global and local wall-to-liquid mass transfer under divergent laminar radial flow conditions between two parallel stationary discs. Approximate theoretical expressions for local and overall transport rates in piston flow and Poiseuille flow, and empirical correlations from the literature, are compared to experimental observations utilizing the electrochemical method of rate measurement. The experimental results support the theoretical approach for this laminar flow regime, the latter expanding the scope of the applicability of electrochemical methods presented in the literature.

electrochemical reactor laminar radial flow mass transfer 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Cœuret
    • 1
  • T.Z. Fahidy
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratoire de ThermocinétiqueUMR CNRS 6607-Nantes, implantation Ecole Louis de BroglieBruzFrance
  2. 2.Department of Chemical EngineeringUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada

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