Oxygen transfer performance in the membrane curved tube oxygenator

Kazuo Tanishita*, Kanji Hoshino

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Based on the evaluation of oxygen transfer performance in terms of non-dimensional variables such as oxygen Sherwood number, fractional saturation and non-dimensional length, the conditions achieving the high performance of gas exchange is discussed. The non-dimensional length at the rated condition, in which the oxygen saturation at the outlet becomes 97%, was determined in the relation between the fractional saturation and non-dimensional length. Simultaneously the oxygen transfer performance expressed by oxygen Sherwood number has been evaluated in relation to the variation of non-dimensional length. Finally the design parameters such as internal diameter, tube length and residence time are determined based on the rated condition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2383-2389
Number of pages7
JournalNippon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, B Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part B
Issue number516
Publication statusPublished - 1989 Aug

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering


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