Expansion characteristics of tapered fluidized beds

Renzo DiFelice, Piero U. Foscolo, Larry G. Gibilaro, Graham B. Wallis, Renzo Carta

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The effects of taper on the steady‐state expansion characteristics of a homogeneous fluidized bed are examined theoretically and experimentally. It is shown that secondary factors that might be thought to influence the expansion (fluid accelerational effects including added mass and particle phase elasticity) are unlikely to be of significance in practical situations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1668-1672
Number of pages5
JournalAIChE Journal
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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