Particle segregation of binary mixture in moving bed by penetration model

Kunio Shinohara, Boris Golman

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Segregation patterns of particles of different sizes in a moving bed were theoretically analyzed by a penetration model. Flow experiments with a two-dimensional hopper verified the derived equations in combination with those in the filling of the hopper. The segregating component was revealed to be more unevenly distributed inside the moving bed of wider cone angle at lower feed rate and lower initial mixing ratio as a result of prevalent segregation during heaping on the top of the moving bed. The steeper velocity profile inside the moving bed resulted in a bit more uneven distribution of the segregating component in the angular direction. In general, the segregation profile gradually became smooth during descent of the particle mixture inside the hopper due to particle penetration in the gravitational direction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-285
Number of pages9
JournalChemical Engineering Science
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 16 2002


  • Binary mixture
  • Mathematical modelling
  • Moving bed
  • Particle
  • Size segregation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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