Numerical simulations of liquid-liquid dispersed flow in a vertical pipe (38mm) have been carried out using the two-fluid approach implemented in a commercial CFD code, ANSYS CFX. A dispersion of oil in water (where water is the continuous phase) was studied. Both fluids were considered as turbulent flows. The k-ε model was used for the continuous phase, with the eddy viscosity of the dispersed phase estimated from that of the continuous phase. A comparison of the present numerical results with previous experimental and numerical results in terms of volume fraction, mean velocity and turbulent kinetic energy is discussed. In general, good agreement between the simulation results and experimental measurements was observed.

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