Title

Characterization of heating behaviour of a microwave reactor during mixing

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Thermal Science and Engineering Progress

Volume

29

Publisher

Elsevier

School

School of Engineering

Comments

Yakata, R., Sonobe, S., Asakuma, Y., Hyde, A., Phan, C., & Sen, T. K. (2022). Characterization of heating behaviour of a microwave reactor during mixing. Thermal Science and Engineering Progress, 29, 101206.

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tsep.2022.101206

Abstract

The heating rates of the microwave in combination with stirring were obtained for a cylindrical container. The experiment was conducted at different operating parameters such as stirring speed, stirrer length, and the penetration depth of microwave. The heating homogeneity is characterized by a ratio between two heating values calculated from microwave penetration and centre temperature. The ratio was evaluated by two dimensionless numbers, the mixing Reynolds number (Re) and our dimensionless microwave number (As) proposed in a previous study. It was found that the heating ratio is linearly correlated to the simple combination of Re and As. The results provide a simple and practical formula for the optimization of microwave heating in industrial processes.

DOI

10.1016/j.tsep.2022.101206

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