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A Chemical Engineer’s Perspective of Cell Design and Scale Up

  • Francis Goodridge

Abstract

May I start by expressing my appreciation to be asked to take part in this centennial celebration. In this context I thought it appropriate to look back at some of the cell designs of the recent past, consider briefly some scale up problems and to finish up by trying to identify worthwhile areas of activity in the near future. I must emphasize that examples of cell design have been chosen not because they are the most successful or important but because either I have been personally connected with their development or have been involved in research on them.

Keywords

Mass Transfer Coefficient Sherwood Number Cell Design Sieve Plate Space Time Yield 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Francis Goodridge
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  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringUniversity of Newcastle upon TyneNewcastle upon TyneEngland

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