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Research Letters in Materials Science
Volume 2007 (2007), Article ID 52576, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2007/52576
Research Letter

Flow Characteristics of Gas and Liquid through a Cell Porous Disk

Department of Machine Intelligence and System Engineering, Akita Prefectural University, Yurihonjo 015-0055, Japan

Received 12 September 2007; Accepted 9 November 2007

Academic Editor: Kwai S. Chan

Copyright © 2007 Yasuyuki Hirano et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

This paper describes applications of cell porous materials. The authors investigated the flow characteristics of a gas-liquid mixture in a rotating porous disk. For theoretical analyses, the gas is assumed to permeate the entire disk surface. A simple one-dimensional model illustrates that the residence time of the liquid is much greater than that of the gas. Violent interaction in small cells is likely to enhance the chemical reaction between gas and liquid. Cell porous materials might also be exploited for chemical reaction purposes.