Taylor dispersion coefficients for longitudinal laminar flow in shell-and-tube exchangers

Sangkyun Koo, Kwang Ho Song

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The problem of determining the shell-side Taylor dispersion coefficient for a shell-and-tube configuration is examined in detail for square and hexagonal arrays of tubes for the case when the shell side flow is laminar and parallel to the tubes. A multipole expansion method is employed to determine fluid velocity and concentration field for the fluid on the shell side. The numerical results for the shell side Taylor dispersion coefficient are compared with those by a cell theory. The cell theory agrees well with the numerical results at small area fractions and gives better estimates for hexagonal arrays. Finally, we present formulas for determining Taylor dispersion coefficient for the periodic arrays.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)184-189
Number of pages6
JournalKorean Journal of Chemical Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Mar

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Funding Information:
This research was supported by a Korea University grant.


  • Cell Theory
  • Multipole Expansion Method
  • Shell-and-tube Exchanger
  • Square and Hexagonal Array
  • Taylor Dispersion Coefficient

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering


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