Transport Phenomena - Delft University of Technology

Manas Manohar Mandalahalli

Manas Manohar Mandalahalli (photo)

Mass Transfer in Bubbly Flows

Contact details

  • Ir. Manas Manohar Mandalahalli
  • Delft University of Technology
  • Faculty of Applied Sciences (TNW)
  • Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Transport Phenomena Group
  • Building 58, Room F2.110
  • van der Maasweg 9, Delft, The Netherlands

Research interests

  • Experimental Fluid Dynamics
  • Multiphase Flow
  • Microfluidics
  • X-ray imaging and particle tracking

Research description

Bubble columns (or dispersed flows in general) have found wide large scale usage in chemical production and bio-processes. Complex flow structure and chemical reactions in these columns affect local driving force for mass transfer, an interplay which is not yet completely understood. Our proposal is to study mass transfer separately. Light based techniques and endoscopic devices will be developed and used for this purpose. Main objective of the project is to experimentally study the fundamentals of mass transfer in dense bubbly flows inspired by industrial applications.
This research is funded by Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM)


Personal education

  • MSc: Chemical Process Engineering, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands (2013-2015)
  • BSc: Chemical Engineering, B.M.S College of Engineering, Bangalore, India (2009-2013)

Student Projects

I currently have two student projects available related to my research:
  • Coalescence and Mass Transfer in recirculating dense bubbly flow: Salt effects (MSc ChemE/AP, experimental)
  • Two phase Particle Image velocimetry in Bubbly flows(MSc ChemE/AP, Experimental)

If you have an interesting idea of a project, that you'd like to do, please feel free to contact me! Projects supervised by other people of our group are listed over here.

Last modified: May 29 2017. © Delft University of Technology - TP group 2012