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  1. #1 Oxygenation 
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    Hi
    I am trying to get some idea of how to calculate how the rate of oxygenation of a liquid (say wine) changes with increases in both surface area and turbulence, which increases the suraface area.

    Any idea of how I might calculate this would be greatly appreciated.

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    Drew


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    Actually i haven't got a clue... but what about counting how much O2(g) is needed for the whole stuff?... sorry, it's awful.


    thanks for everything!
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    The oxygenation rate will increase in direct proportion to surface area: triple the surface area and oxygenation will increase threefold.

    The surface area aspect of trubulence is likely to be of minor importance. What it will do is more readily physically entrain air within the wine so that it dissolves. This would not be described by any simple equation.
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