Forced convection mass transfer rates from single gas bubbles, with accompanying chemical reaction, were determined experimentally in the intermediate Reynolds number range. The reacting system carbon dioxide-monoethanolaminc was chosen for this study.
A mathematical model, describing forced convection mass transfer from a single sphere with accompanying first or second order reaction, was developed and solved using finite-difference techniques. Hydrodynamic conditions in the intermediate Reynolds number region were described using Kawaguti-type velocity profiles.
The numerical solutions of the model have been compared with the experimental results of this study as well as with previous theoretical and experimental results.