Document Type


Date of Award

Spring 5-31-1954

Degree Name

Master of Science in Chemical Engineering - (M.S.)


Chemical Engineering

First Advisor

Jerome J. Salamone

Second Advisor

C. L. Mantell

Third Advisor

George C. Keeffe


This project was undertaken to collect additional information on the heat transfer coefficients of pseudo-plastic suspensions and to test the exponents of the equation of Salamone (12). Using the same equation as derived by Salamone by dimensional analysis, a better correlation of this data was obtained by changing some of the exponents to give the following equation:

LD/Kf=0.346(Dvp/M`)0.7(CfM`/Kf)0.72(Ds/D)0.15(Cs/Cf)0.35(ks/kf)0.08 (1)

The authors believe that a better correlation is possible and that additional data should be collected on a greater variety of solids in suspension over a large range of Reynolds Numbers.