rotary-disk contactor

rotary-disk contactor

[′rōd·ə·rē ¦disk ′kän‚tak·tər]
(chemical engineering)
Liquid-liquid contactor, having a vertical cylindrical shell with vertical rotating shaft upon which are mounted a spaced series of flat disks; spinning of the disks forces liquid into shell-mounted baffles, causing mixing; used for liquid-liquid extraction processes. Also known as RDC extractor.
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