Document Type


Date of Award


Degree Name

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


Chemical Engineering

First Advisor

Salamone, Jerome J.

Second Advisor

Mantell, C. L.

Third Advisor

Keeffe, George C.


A dimensionless equation resembling the Dittus-Boelter equation with modified exponents and additional dimension less groups has been developed by J. J. Salamone. (12)

HD/Kf = Z(DVBρBB6(CfµB/Kfy(D/Ds)r(Cs/Cf)J(Ks/Kf)η(1)

Salamone investigated the range of Reynolds number between 50,000 and 200,000. The results of the correlated data gave the = following exponents for equation; (1)

HD/Kf = .131(DVBρBB.62(CfµB/Kf.35(D/Ds).72(Cs/Cf).05(Ks/Kf).05(2)

Binder and Pollara (19) investigated the lower turbulent region of Reynolds numbers ranging from 10,000 - 70,000 to determine the validity of Salamone's equation in this area. In correlating their data, Binder and Pollara gave the following equation:

HD/Kf = .346(DVBρBB.70(CfµB/Kf.72(D/Ds)-.152(Cs/Cf).55(Ks/Kf).08(3)

Using the same equipment constructed by Binder and Pollara and collaborators, an additional amount of data was collected and correlations drawn therefrom by the authors of this thesis. The prim, intent of this thesis was to check the magnitude of the constant and exponents of Salamone's equation. It was found from the data obtained in this report, that the magnitude of the constant Z and the exponents gave the following equation:

HD/Kf = .0131(DVBρBB.80(CfµB/Kf.79(D/Ds).106(Cs/Cf).42(Ks/Kf).05(4)

The data for equation (4) vas obtained at the values of Reynolds number from 50,000 to 200,000.



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