Simulation and Experimental Study of an Airfoil Aerator

Pu XingPu Xing, Hui HuHui Hu, Yilin ChenYilin Chen, Hui WuHui Wu, Tsung-Chow SuTsung-Chow Su
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To solve problems of unsatisfactory velocity distribution, low oxygen filling efficiency, difficult control of dissolved oxygen content, and contradiction between oxygen filling capacity and power efficiency in aerator operation, an airfoil with a logarithmic spiral as a busbar and a NACA0012 airfoil as a cross section was proposed based on the characteristics of linear and operating parameters of blades. The CFD Software Fluent was used to simulate and to analyze the influence of the airfoil blade on the oxygen mass transfer, stirring, and pushing flow in an oxidation ditch. Three factors, including the impeller rotating speed, immersion depth and the blade incline angle, related to aeration efficiency of the surface aerator, were studied by experiments, and the maximum dynamic efficiency of two types of impellers with different blade inclination angles was found.

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  • Nanchang Hangkong University, Nanchang, ChinaPu Xing, Hui Hu, Yilin Chen & Hui Wu
  • Florida Atlantic University, College of Engineering and Computer Science, Florida, USATsung-Chow Su
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