Investigation on the miniaturized multichannel-based fixed-bed devices to enhance the heat and mass transfer performance is the key focus in the present study. Residence time distribution (RTD) is one of the most critical parameters to characterize the device’s flow distribution. In the current context, the RTDs of a liquid tracer for the air-water two-phase concurrent flows across the multichannel-based miniaturized fixed-bed devices (consist of 11 number of same dimensional parallel channels) with the variable heights were measured by the conductivity measurements and represented by axial dispersion model (ADM). The stream-flow rates of the two phases varied within the range of 8.33 × 10-8 – 3.83 × 10-7 m3 s-1. The axial dispersion coefficients and the specific energy dissipation values were analyzed. The impacts of pressure loss and the geometry on the hydrodynamic characteristics and mixing properties were well expressed. Based on the experimental data, new correlations were proposed.
The present study depicts the hydrodynamics along with the mixing characteristics inside a millichannel-based serpentine fixed-bed device to attain the particular demands of the fabrication of the miniature adsorption devices. Residence Time Distribution (RTD) analyses were accomplished to analyze the velocity distribution inside the packed bed geometry. The operating variables effect the hydrodynamics, mixing, and the lead adsorption characteristics, which were pronounced clearly in the present context. Depending on the results obtained in the experiment, the new correlations were proposed. The parametric effects on the lead ions adsorption were studied in the same millichannel geometry packed with the graphene oxide (GO) coated glass beads. Thomas model was utilized to investigate the kinetics of the adsorptive removal process. The regeneration study of the said millichannel-based fixed-bed device was also executed.