Coupling of the CFD and the droplet population balance equation with the finite pointset method
In this paper we present the liquid-liquid two-phase flow simulations of a stirred extraction column with the help of our own developed meshfree method called the Finite Pointset Method (FPM). The primary (continuous) phase is modeled by the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations. The motion of the secondary (dispersed) phase is simulated by solving the equation of motion in which inertia, drag and buoyancy forces are taken into account. The size of the droplets is obtained by solving the droplet population balance equation (DPBE). The DPBE is solved by the Sectional Quadrature Method of Moments (SQMOM). The coupling between both phases is performed by considering the momentum transfer from each phase. In this work, some simulations in two and three dimensional cases with constant breakage and aggregation kernels are presented.