Dispersion and mass transfer effects on the performance of an immobilized lipase packed bed reactor during the hydrolysis of rice bran oil

V. Ramachandra Murty, Jayadev Bhat, P. K.A. Muniswaran, S. Sivasankaran

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The performance of an immobilized packed bed reactor for the hydrolysis of rice bran oil has been investigated and can be well described by a dispersion model with an average standard deviation of 0.0388. Global mass transfer coefficients estimated using the model and experimental data ranged from 0.095-0.482 min-1, depending on substrate flow rates. A dimensionless mass transfer correlation between the Sherwood number and the Reynolds number was obtained as NSh = 3.96×NRe2.07.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)780-783
Number of pages4
JournalCanadian Journal of Chemical Engineering
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-08-2005


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  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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